Tv legend Regis Philbin passed away July 24, 2020, at 88-years-old he was in a lot of movies and shows like "That Regis Philbin Show", "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire", "Million Dollar Password" and for his hosting duties on "Live!" -- with co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Kelly Ripa.
His cause of death was from myocardial infarction due to coronary artery disease and hypertension A spokesperson for Chief Medical Examiner's Office confirmed on Wednesday, July 29, less than a week from his death.
His family said in a statement "We thank his fans and admirers for their incredible support over his 60-year career and ask for privacy as we mourn his loss."
According to Us
Regis Philbin’s cause of death was revealed on Wednesday, July 29, less than a week after the beloved host’s passing.
The 88-year-old former Live With Regis and Kathie Lee host died from a myocardial infarction due to coronary artery disease, a spokesperson for Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Farmington, Connecticut, tells Us Weekly.
Us confirmed on Saturday, July 25, that Philbin had died the night before.
“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 said in a statement to Us. “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.”
The Philbin family later asked for mourners to donate to New York City food bank to keep his memory alive in a second statement on Monday, July 27: “Regis’s family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love we’ve received.