Celebrities Remember Regis Philbin in Heartfelt Tributes: "Every Day With Him Was a Gift"
Celebrity tributes are pouring in after Regis Philbin died of natural causes at age 88 on July 24. The famed television personality — best known for hosting Live With Regis and Kathie Lee, Live With Regis and Kelly, and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? — touched the hearts of many, including former cohosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Kelly Ripa. "We are beyond saddened to learn about the loss of Regis Philbin," Kelly and Live With Kelly and Ryan cohost Ryan Seacrest said in a joint statement. "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." Keep reading for more heartfelt eulogies dedicated to Regis.