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.

Tributes immediately poured in for the star.

Including this adorable snap from Ryan Seacrest.

And of course...

TV partner Kathie Lee sent this heartbreaking Tweet.

Other big names stepped up.

Philbin clearly had huge influence.

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."

Some shared clips.

A true TV legend.

Even awards shows paid tribute.

Showing the impact Philbin had on the industry.

George Takei shared this.

"It is hard to say goodbye to someone whose smile and laugh greeted us so often."

He touched the lives of many.

Becoming a true part of many people's everyday routine.

But the personal interactions with Philbin sound equally special.

"He was always up, always genuine, always real."

Other TV legends spoke up.

"What a loss."

Emotions ran high.


"We throw this word around too much but Regis Philbin was a legend."

We have to agree.

Kelly Ripa offered her condolences.

"We are beyond saddened to learn about the loss of Regis Philbin. He was the ultimate class act, bringing his laughter and joy into our homes everyday on Live for more than 23 years. We were beyond lucky to have him as a mentor in our careers and aspire everyday to fill his shoes on the show. We send our deepest love and condolences to his family and hope they can find some comfort in knowing he left the world a better place."

Even Andrew Cuomo offered this up.

"New York lost a TV legend today."

And now his family has spoken out.

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And revealed Philbin's cause of death.

Philbin reportedly died of myocardial infarction.

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This was following his battle against coronary artery disease.

RIP to this television legend.

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And sadly, Philbin isn't the only great we've lost this year. Scroll on for a full list.