The beloved TV host and entertainer who holds the record for most hours in front of a television camera passed away of natural causes on Friday night, according to his family. He was most well known for being the host of TV shows Live! and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Check out the reactions to the legend and icon below passing away on July 24th!
Another highlight of my career was co-hosting with Regis on Live It was a once in a lifetime moment to sit beside the king of improv tv. He was funny and gracious and warm. Love to Joy and his family. #RIPREGIS pic.twitter.com/gDrdH4o2aY
— Jillian Barberie (@askjillian) July 25, 2020
RIP Regis Philbin, who gave us one of the greatest moments in television history pic.twitter.com/5OVewyEOHR
— Tom Hourigan (@TomHourigan) July 25, 2020
— Janine Stange (@THEANTHEMGIRL) July 25, 2020
Lord, not Regis. This year mannn pic.twitter.com/cnQ5WfYoun
— shane (@shanejbernard) July 25, 2020
NOT REGIS pic.twitter.com/oiL8pWZZO4
— 𝔠𝔞𝔯𝔪𝔦𝔯𝔞 ♡⁷ (@outroblaque) July 25, 2020
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.