Regis Philbin, the legendary television host, has tragically past away.
Philbin died at the age of 88, just one month short of his 89th birthday.
The iconic TV host will certainly not be forgotten any time soon. And now the star's cause of death has been confirmed.
Regis Philbin has died.The television icon died this weekend aged 88.
He was a friendly face to most of the USA.The legendary TV host had a career spanning decades but was best known for Live! with Regis and Kelly, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, and America's Got Talent.
His family confirmed the news of his death.The Philbin family revealed to People: "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."
They continued:"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."
Rest in peace Regis.Our thoughts go out to the Philbin family at this hard time. A true icon.
And of course...
REGIS. There will never be another.— Kathie Lee Gifford (@Kathie Lee Gifford)1595712872.0
Other big names stepped up.
RIP REGIS!!! A real icon. Nothing will ever top Regis and @KathieLGifford as a morning show. Nothing!— billy eichner (@billy eichner)1595705882.0
Even this guy got involved.Now that's influence.
Many beautiful words were shared.
Regis was a great broadcaster, a good friend and a tremendous amount of fun. He leaves behind a beautiful family an… https://t.co/vfifbIcmgS— Jimmy Kimmel (@Jimmy Kimmel)1595705064.0
Some shared clips.
RIP Regis Philbin, who gave us one of the greatest moments in television history https://t.co/5OVewyEOHR— Tom Hourigan (@Tom Hourigan)1595706135.0
Even awards shows paid tribute.
Honored with @DaytimeEmmys for Talk Show Host, Game Show Host, and Lifetime Achievement, Regis Philbin epitomized t… https://t.co/BF3CBrpZwA— Daytime Emmys (@Daytime Emmys)1595706625.0
George Takei shared this.
It is hard to say goodbye to someone whose smile and laugh greeted us so often. Regis Philbin, thank you for bringi… https://t.co/ANrPlLNXaK— George Takei (@George Takei)1595706858.0
He touched the lives of many.
RIP Regis Philbin— Jake Tapper (@Jake Tapper)1595706504.0
But the personal interactions with Philbin sound equally special.
Regis was a legendary figure in TV. There was no one like him. I used to love watching him. He was always up, alway… https://t.co/LQe2tx1qlS— Maria Shriver (@Maria Shriver)1595706354.0
Other TV legends spoke up.
What a loss- The wonderful Regis Philbin. I met him in 1985 when I was on the “Rodney Dangerfield Young Comedians S… https://t.co/o0s6YELQeH— bob saget (@bob saget)1595706586.0
Emotions ran high.
Heartbroken. We will miss you regis 💔💔💔 https://t.co/kB8oag8BFO— Hoda Kotb (@Hoda Kotb)1595705614.0
"We throw this word around too much but Regis Philbin was a legend."
We throw this word around too much but Regis Philbin was a legend. He was a true gentleman I’m glad I got to know a… https://t.co/726Rve46r6— Chris Harrison (@Chris Harrison)1595706823.0
Kelly Ripa offered her condolences.
Even Andrew Cuomo offered this up.
New York lost a TV legend today. Bronx born and raised, Regis Philbin greeted us for years with our morning coffe… https://t.co/vAWrjEy529— Andrew Cuomo (@Andrew Cuomo)1595711100.0
And now his family has spoken out.
via: Getty ImagesAnd revealed Philbin's cause of death.
Philbin reportedly died of myocardial infarction.
via: Getty ImagesThis was following his battle against coronary artery disease.
RIP to this television legend.
via: Getty ImagesAnd sadly, Philbin isn't the only great we've lost this year. Scroll on for a full list.