Regis Philbin, beloved longtime TV host, dies at 88, family says

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We're getting word. Today. Regis Philbin has died. The longtime television host and part of the ABC family was 88 years old. His legendary career spanning six decades. Just Regis Philbin was one of television's most well known performers, who in early 2011 surprised his audience by saying, This will be my last year on this show. Host on live, Kelly Ripa once said. This about Regis. People feel like they know him. He's like the neighbor next door. Although Philbin was a star on daytime TV for many years, he also conquered primetime as the host of a B. C's hit game show. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire making final? A national catchphrase. Bill Diehl, ABC

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