Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin, Legendary Television Host, Dies at 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Regis Philbin, the genial host who shared his life with television viewers over morning coffee for decades and helped himself and some fans strike it rich with the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” has died at 88, People magazine reported.

**FILE**Host Regis Philbin shares a laugh with co-host Kelly Ripa during a broadcast of "Live with Regis and Kelly" on Feb. 5, 2001, in New York. Philbin, in a telephone call to the show Monday, April 16, 2007, said he plans to return to his syndicated talk show April 26, …