By David M. Higgins II, Publisher
Iconic TV Personality, singer, and actor, Regis Philbin has died at the age of 88.
A statement from his family to People Magazine said, “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.”
In the late ’80s, he perhaps got his biggest break by landing a co-hosting gig with Kathie Lee Gifford, which most know as ‘Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee’ — a nationally-syndicated morning talk show that has continued to this day, with other hosts filling in over the years … perhaps most notably, Kelly Ripa, who filled in when Kathie Lee left her hosting gig.
Regis co-hosted the show until 2011, when Michael Strahan replaced him. But, even during all those years in between, the man stayed busy — as game show fans might already know.