Former TV host Regis Philbin’s explanation for demise was formally revealed after he died on July 24.
The “Who Needs to Be a Millionaire?” star died from myocardial infarction as a result of coronary artery disease and hypertension, stated a spokesperson for the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Farmington, Connecticut, according to the New York Publish. He was 88 years previous.
It got here as his former “Regis and Kathie Lee” host Kathie Lee Gifford praised Philbin for being a loyal good friend.
“Everyone talks concerning the onerous occasions that I went by way of that have been public. They usually have been arduous occasions. By any definition they have been probably the most painful occasions of my life, for positive,” Gifford, 66, informed People journal this week.
She added, “But I all the time knew Regis had my again. He all the time protected me on the air. The Bible says, ‘You will know the truth, and the reality will set you free.’ I knew my own fact. I was by no means going to let what the world stated about me outline me. And he all the time supported me in all of that.”
Gifford also stated she noticed Philbin several weeks before his demise.
“We sat right right here on my screened porch and we laughed ourselves sick—we all the time just picked up right where we left off,” she stated.
Kelly Ripa, who also co-hosted a present with Philbin, also paid tribute to him.
“As individuals become old, you all the time know that certain things are inevitable, and passing away is a type of issues, but Regis is among the folks that all of us believed, I feel, would someway work out a means across the inevitable,” she stated, based on the Publish.