Regis Philbin, iconic figure of american television, has died - The Point

After decades to brighten the evenings of millions of Americans, Regis Philbin has died "natural death" on Friday, July 24, at the age of 88 years, reports Le

Regis Philbin, iconic figure of american television, has died - The Point

After decades to brighten the evenings of millions of Americans, Regis Philbin has died "natural death" on Friday, July 24, at the age of 88 years, reports Le Parisien.

Born in New York in 1931, it had gradually become one of the symbols of american television, who by playing their own role in a few films. And for good reason : it had hosted several successful shows like The Morning Show, for more than thirty years of age, or Who Wants To Be A Millionaire ?, imported in France under the title Who wants to be a millionaire ? Le Parisien underlines that in only two years the program had allowed the game to be televised to generate a billion dollars in revenue. A never-before-seen, according to ABC.

"Every day with him was a gift"

" We been waiting his entire life to have such a chance, and sometimes it never happens ", had also explained to Regis Pilbin in 1999. The latter was also a specialist in the Morning Shows, these programs early morning in particular, turned to the news. In the end, he leaves an impressive track record of more than 17,000 hours of air time, radio and television combined, entering his name in the Guinness book of records. He had also played in several movies and series, such as the very popular How I Met Your Mother.

Kathie Lee Gifford, with whom he had just shared the anchor of The Morning Show for fifteen years, has reacted to his death on Instagram. "There are no words to fully express the love I have for my precious friend Regis. I loved it simply and every day with him was a gift. We spent fifteen years together, to joke, to argue and to laugh at ourselves – a history and a friendship that we have shared up to this day. I smile knowing that somewhere in heaven, even at this time, it makes someone laugh ", she writes. Other personalities such as Hugh Jackman or Ringo Starr have them also saluted the memory of the host disappeared.

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