The year 2020 is getting worse. The world-renowned television star Regis Philbin died at the age of 88. The star was best known for hosting the popular “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”. The star is said to have passed on Saturday.
His family reported that they are very sad by the death of their beloved family member. The cause of the death is said to be natural and nothing suspicious or eye-raising is there about it. The television host died one month short of his 89th birthday.
The legendary personality is said to be known for his sense of humor, his warmth, and the positivity he spreads around with him. Regis Philbin had a career of 60 years after which he left the world. Many stars and well-known personalities including President Donald Trump, tweeted suggesting their sadness over the death of the great star.
Philbin was born on August 25th, 1931 in New York. He had a major in sociology. In addition to this, he joined the United States Navy to serve his country. After this, he started his legendary career in the television industry. Initially, Regis was just a stagehand at one of the stations in Los Angeles, then he climbed up the ladder and became a sportscaster.
What gave him good exposure to the national television was his role as a sidekick in the Joey Bishop Show. The show was aired on the ABC networks. After certain roles in other shows, Philbin became a household name and a morning television host. But what marked him as one of the greatest was his show, “Live With Regis and Kathie Lee/ Kelly”. “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” was the golden time in his life as it was one of the most popular shows of the early 2000s.