Regis Philbin, prolific television host, dies at 88
ABC has confirmed that Regis Philbin, the iconic television host and notable Notre Dame alum, has passed away at the age of 88.
Philbin graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1953 with a degree in sociology.
He hosted popular shows such as Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee.
.@ABC has confirmed Regis Philbin has died. The legendary TV host was part of our @ABCNetwork for decades. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family right now. We are coming on the air with a look back at his life and we will have much more on @ABCWorldNews.— Tom Llamas (@TomLlamasABC) July 25, 2020
Notre Dame President Reverend John Jenkins released a statement on the passing of Regis Philbin:
“Regis regaled millions on air through the years, oftentimes sharing a passionate love for his alma mater with viewers. He will be remembered at Notre Dame for his unfailing support for the University and its mission, including the Philbin Studio Theater in our performing arts center. He likewise was generous with his time and talent in support of South Bend’s Center for the Homeless and other worthy causes. Our prayers are with his wife, Joy, and their daughters and Notre Dame alumnae Joanna and J.J.”