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Television host Regis Philbin dies at 88

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Jul 25, 2020

Legendary television host Regis Philbin has died at the age of 88, People reports.

People confirmed that Philbin died Friday of natural causes.

Philbin began his iconic career in 1988, on Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee. Kathie Lee was then replaced with Kelly Ripa. He worked with Ripa for the remainder of his 23-year career.

Philbin was also the original host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? from 1992-2002.

In a statement to People, Philbin's family said, ""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," his family shares with PEOPLE in an exclusive statement on Saturday."

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