Regis Philbin Passes Away 88 years old

According to TMZ…. Regis Philbin has died …

The iconic TV host, actor, singer and all-around media personality who was once dubbed “the hardest working man in showbiz” passed away this weekend — this according to a statement from his family.

They told People, “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.”

A source tells TMZ Regis died Saturday morning after suffering a heart attack at his home in Manhattan, New York — although we have not confirmed that with the family at this point.

We know he’d been battling heart disease for a while now — even having an angioplasty done in the ’90s, not to mention a triple bypass surgery in 2007. Up until last year, Regis had said he was feeling relatively healthy in retirement.

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