On July 24 in a hospital in the United States died, Regis Philbin, one of the most famous leaders in the history of American television. That’s what his family told People.
Death was due to natural causes, Philbin has not lived to see his 89th birthday, said in a statement his family. They said “legendary sense of humor” of the deceased and his “exceptional ability to turn every day into something unforgettable.”
Philbin began his career in the 50-ies in the local channel in San Diego. Since 1982 he has worked in new York.
His morning show on ABC was published from 1988 to 2011. In 2004, the Guinness Book of records presented the certificate Filpino about the world record for the number of hours spent as the host of TV shows – then they counted 15 188.
Philbin was extremely popular as the host of the American version of “Who wants to be a millionaire?”.
Until 2017, in spite of deteriorating health, sometimes appeared as a co-host on various shows.