We learned on Saturday that Regis Philbin passed away Friday. He was 88. Regis co-hosted Live! from 1985 until his retirement in 2011. He also hosted Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and the first season of America’s Got Talent. Kathie Lee, who was still close friends with Regis years after their show together, took to Instagram to share her thoughts and adds “There has never been anyone like him. And there never will be.” Kelly Rips posted condolences as well. The two hosted LIVE! For 10 years. She calls him the “ultimate class act.”
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There are no words to fully express the love I have for my precious friend, Regis. I simply adored him and every day with him was a gift. We spent 15 years together bantering and bickering and laughing ourselves silly—a tradition and a friendship we shared up to this very day. I smile knowing somewhere in Heaven, at this very moment, he’s making someone laugh. It brings me great comfort knowing that he had a personal relationship with his Lord that brought him great peace. I send all the love in my heart to Joy, to his children, to the rest of his family and to the innumerable people he touched over his legendary life. There has never been anyone like him. And there never will be.