Regis Philbin Dies At The Age Of 88

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Hollywood legend Regis Philbin has died at the age of 88.

According to PEOPLE, the former “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” host died Friday from natural causes.

Philbin’s family released the following statement to PEOPLE:

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.

There are very few people who are called legends who actually deserve the title. Philbin is absolutely a man who deserves to be called a legend. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

The man owned the TV game for years and years. First, he was a star on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” and followed that up with “Live! with Regis and Kelly.”

The man was excellent at everything he did in life. Now, he’s gone to the other side at the age of 88. He did more in his life than most people could do in 100 lifetimes.

It’s hard when the world loses a true icon, and that’s exactly what Philbin was. He was a Hollywood star, a legend in the entertainment game and he just seemed like a great person.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this very tough time. The world lost a real good man. There’s no doubt about that.