4 tv/film/music legends die this weekend

4 tv/film/music legends die this weekend

4 tv/film/music legends die this weekend

Regis Philbin, the longtime host of Live! and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, died over the weekend at 88. Philbin, who was not recently sick, passed in his sleep on Friday. Kelly Ripa, his co-host on Live with Regis and Kelly from 2001 to 2011, when he stepped down at age 80, posted a picture of her and Regis on Instagram. “He was the ultimate class act, bringing his laughter and joy into our homes every day on Live for more than 23 years,” she wrote. Kathie Lee Gifford, his first co-host on Live, also shared her love. “There are no words to fully express the love I have for my precious friend, Regis,” she posted. “I simply adored him and every day with him was a gift.” Philbin holds the Guinness Book of World Records mark for most hours on US television with a staggering 16,746.50 hours logged in a career that spanned more than five decades. The host was known for his recognizable voice, breezy interviews, and friendly demeanor.

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Founding Fleetwood Mac blues guitarist and acclaimed songwriter Peter Green died at 73

Oscar-winner Olivia de Havilland, Hollywood icon and Gone With the Wind star, is dead at 104

John Saxon, character actor known for Enter the Dragon, Nightmare on Elm Street, dies at 83

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