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2020-07-25 19:49:22 UTC
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https://people.com/tv/regis-philbin-dead/
Big Mongo
2020-07-25 20:52:17 UTC
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https://people.com/tv/regis-philbin-dead/
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-53541040

Regis Philbin, iconic US TV host, dies aged 88


Veteran American broadcaster Regis Philbin has died at the age of 88, a family statement says.

The talk show host, actor and presenter started work in TV in the mid-50s, and became famous with the national talk show "Live! with Regis", first with Kathie Lee Gifford, then Kelly Ripa.

He announced in 2011 he was retiring from the weekday show, after he had hosted it for more than 25 years.

He also presented the US version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

A family statement to People magazine read: "For his warmth, his legendary sense of humour, and his singular ability to make every day into something worth talking about. We thank his fans and admirers for their incredible support over his 60-year career and ask for privacy as we mourn his loss."

He died on Friday of natural causes, People said.

President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences, calling Philbin "one of the greats".

Regis Philbin was honoured multiple times in his career, taking home three Daytime Emmy awards, and a Lifetime Achievement.

He was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2006 and received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2003.

As he announced his retirement from Live! with Regis and Kelly, he said: "There is a time that everything must come to an end for certain people on camera - especially certain old people."

The New York City-born Philbin also presented the US version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and the first series of America's Got Talent.

A Guinness World Records entry says: "The most hours on US television is 16,746.50 hours by presenter Regis Philbin (USA) whose career spans 52 years as of 15 September 2011."

Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel tweeted: "Regis was a great broadcaster, a good friend and a tremendous amount of fun. He leaves behind a beautiful family and a TV legacy that will likely go unmatched."
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2020-07-27 00:28:42 UTC
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That Derek
2020-07-27 01:48:09 UTC
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Between Regis and Hugh Downs, this is turning out to be a lousy month for record-holding most-hours-on-TV hosts who used to be late night talk show announcers/sidekicks.
Big Mongo
2020-07-27 02:10:23 UTC
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Between Regis and Hugh Downs, this is turning out to be a lousy month for record-holding most-hours-on-TV hosts who used to be late night talk show announcers/sidekicks.
Beware!!! The triad of death is lurking!!!! If I were Shadoe Stevens I'd
think twice before I answered the phone or the knock at the front door...
RH Draney
2020-07-27 07:10:48 UTC
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Post by That Derek
Between Regis and Hugh Downs, this is turning out to be a lousy month for record-holding most-hours-on-TV hosts who used to be late night talk show announcers/sidekicks.
Beware!!! The triad of death is lurking!!!! If I were Shadoe Stevens I'd
think twice before I answered the phone or the knock at the front door...
I'd be more concerned were I Alan Kalter....r
Terry del Fuego
2020-07-27 13:01:34 UTC
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On Sun, 26 Jul 2020 19:10:23 -0700 (PDT), Big Mongo
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Beware!!! The triad of death is lurking!!!! If I were Shadoe Stevens I'd
think twice before I answered the phone or the knock at the front door...
Ah, flashbacks...
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