/Regis Philbin 88 years old dies: Celebrities offer condolences, heap praise on ‘legendary’ TV host
Regis Philbin 88 years old dies: Celebrities offer condolences, heap praise on 'legendary' TV host

Regis Philbin 88 years old dies: Celebrities offer condolences, heap praise on ‘legendary’ TV host


“We throw this word around too much but Regis Philbin was a legend.’
A long list of celebrities commemorated legendary television host Regis Philbin and expressed remorse on Saturday after news surfaced that he had died at 88.
“We throw this word around too much but Regis Philbin was a legend,” tweeted Chris Harrison, host of “The Bachelor.”
“He was a true gentleman I’m glad I got to know and a TV host I admired and was honored to follow. Much like Arnold Palmer everybody has a great ‘Regis’ story, I’m grateful I have mine.”
REGIS PHILBIN, ICONIC TELEVISION HOST, DEAD AT 88
Award-winning actor William Shatner tweeted that he was “saddened to hear about” Philbin’s passing. “Condolences to his wife Joy.” Other iconic entertainers like Billy Crystal and Larry King also commemorated Philbin on Twitter.
Former football player Michael Strahan, Philbin’s initial replacement on “Live,” tweeted: “I’m absolutely heartbroken. Regis was an incredible man who could light up any room. He always made me feel special no matter if I saw him in the studio or ran into him on the street. Legend and Icon aren’t strong enough words to describe him. He will never be forgotten!!”

“I truly believed that #RegisPhilbin would be a presence with us forever. He was a fun, funny, charming man,” “Seinfeld” actor Jason Alexander said. “On the occasions I got to be with him, he was always a bright light, endlessly interesting and interested in everyone. Sympathy to his loved ones.”

Others, including Bob Saget and Jimmy Kimmel joined in, describing Philbin as “a tremendous amount of fun,” among other things.

 

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