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Regis Philbin television personality has died at 88

Longtime TV Host Regis Philbin Dies At 88


Legendary broadcaster Regis Philbin has died, according to a statement shared by his family on Saturday. He was 88 years old

"We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved Regis Philbin passed away last night of natural causes, one month shy of his 89th birthday," said the statement sent to CNN Saturday. "His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him -- for his warmth, his legendary sense of humor, 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," the statement said

Regis Philbin speaks speaks onstage at Spike TV's "Don Rickles: One Night Only" on May 6, 2014, in New York City

Philbin was the host of numerous television shows, including the morning talk show "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee," which he co-hosted with Kathie Lee Gifford. Co-hosting duties were later taken over by Kelly Ripa and the show was renamed "Live with Regis and Kelly

Over the years, Philbin also hosted Miss America pageants and game shows like ABC's "Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Philbin was nominated for 37 Daytime Emmy Awards throughout his career and won six, and he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. In 2006, Philbin was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Television Academy Hall of Fame

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