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Iconic TV host Regis Philbin dies at 88

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

26th Jul, 2020. 10:43 am
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Regis Philbin died

Popular TV host Regis Philbin has died at the age of 88,

According to reports, Regis Philbin an award-winning fixture of American talk show culture, dies aged 88.

Philbin, a playful New Yorker with a thick Bronx accent, died Friday of natural causes, his family said.

He was best known to many Americans as co-host of a daytime talk show that began in 1988 called Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee.

Working with Kathie Lee Gifford and later with another co-host, Philbin appeared on the show for 23 years.

Philbin also hosted the wildly popular Who Wants to be a Millionaire game show, which ran from 1999 to 2002. He won Emmys as a talk show and game show host.

According to the details, he held the Guinness record for number of hours spent on television in America — about 17,000.

Among those remembering Philbin on Saturday was a fellow New Yorker, Donald Trump.

“He was a fantastic person, and my friend. He kept telling me to run for President,” the US president tweeted. “Holds the record for ´most live television,´ and he did it well. Regis, we love you.”

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