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Breaking News: Television Legend Regis Philbin Dead at 88

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 27: TV Personality Regis Philbin arrives at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Television and entertainment legend Regis Philbin, best-known for hosting “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and co-hosting “Live with Regis and Kelly,” has died at age 88.  A family statement says Philbin “passed away [Friday] night of natural causes, one month shy of his 89th birthday. 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.”



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