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The Philbin family has confirmed with PEOPLE that longtime television host Regis Philbin has died at the age of 88. Just shy of his 89th birthday, the host is said to have passed away of natural causes.
“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,” the Philbin family says.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Philbin family.
This story is developing and will be updated.