Regis Philbin Death Dead – Regis Philbin Obituary: Cause of Death
Regis Philbin has passed away, this was made known through news we saw on social media today.
Regis Francis Xavier Philbin August 25, 1931 – July 24, 2020 was an American media personality, actor, and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s. Sometimes called (alternatively attributed to James Brown) “the hardest working man in show business”,Philbin holds the Guinness World Record for the most hours on US television. His trademarks include his excited manner, his New York accent, his wit, and his irreverent ad-libs.
The always great and legendary Regis Philbin has passed away
— Michael Remeikis (@reMIKEis) July 25, 2020
Philbin has been married twice and has four children. He was married to Catherine “Kay” Faylen, daughter of actor Frank Faylen, from 1955 to 1968, and they had a daughter, Amy, and a son, Daniel. He has been married to interior decorator Joy Senese since 1970 and they had Joanna, and Jennifer “J. J.”. Joy Philbin occasionally co-hosted with her husband Regis. On Live, he often mentioned Joy, and to a lesser degree, Joanna, J.J., Amy, and Danny. Philbin spends time between his home in Greenwich, Connecticut, condo in Beverly Hills, California and apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan across from the WABC-TV studios.
Philbin follows the professional sports world extensively, enjoying baseball as well as football. He is an avid fan of the New York Yankees and a proud supporter of the sports teams of his alma mater, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Philbin narrated the two audio CDs that accompanied Joe Garner’s book, Echoes of Notre Dame Football: Great and Memorable Moments of the Fighting Irish, and was unwilling to waver even when St. John’s basketball coach Steve Lavin asked Regis to trade his allegiance. Philbin played on the Notre Dame tennis team (putting his recent statements in an ad where he claimed to have learned tennis from second wife Joy, in doubt). Notre Dame football coaches such as Charlie Weis, Tyrone Willingham, and Lou Holtz have appeared on Live. Along with being a Yankees fan, Regis is also “keeping an eye on the Florida Marlins.”On May 5, 2009, he delivered the first pitch at a Marlins game. He has also supported the Pittsburgh Pirates in recent years.
In March 1984, Philbin opened a Ford dealership in Gilbert, Arizona, as a side investment during his career in television. The dealership, Philbin Ford, suffered due to the already saturated auto market in the area, and was closed in late 1988.
He is known to have trouble handling new technology and is frequently confused when operating electronics (such as remote controls and DVD players). He does not usually use computers (although he did use one for an episode of Live during summer 2008, demonstrating how to find homes online) and did not own a cell phone until September 10, 2008. It is often noted, however, that Philbin does not completely reject the technology; he simply has Joy make calls and send e-mails for him.
Philbin had an angioplasty in 1993.On March 14, 2007, he underwent triple bypass surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center because of plaque in his arteries.Prior to the surgery, Philbin talked with David Letterman, for whom Philbin had substituted on Late Show with David Letterman during Letterman’s own quintuple bypass surgery. Following Philbin’s successful heart surgery, he returned to the show on April 26.
On December 1, 2009, Philbin had hip-replacement surgery. He returned on Monday, January 4, 2010, to his regular hosting duties.
In May 2010, Philbin underwent surgery to have a blood clot removed from his calf. He returned to work the next day.
Circumstances surrounding his death is yet to be revealed. We will update you as soon as we have more information about his death.