Regis Philbin, television host, dies at 88

Philbin died one month shy of his 89th birthday

NEW YORK – Regis Philbin, actor and television host, died of natural causes one month before his 89th birthday, People Magazine reports.

The statement to People Magazine from the Philbin family is as follows:

“We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved Regis Philbin passed away last night of natural causes, one month shy of his 89th birthday.”

The former Live with Regis and Kelly! star stepped down from his position at ABC in 2011 after 23 years on air, according to People Magazine.

Limited details were available on the television star’s death. We’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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Jakob Rodriguez is a digital journalist at KSAT 12. He's a graduate of Texas State University, where he served as the editor-in-chief of the student-run newspaper, The University Star.