Regis Philbin

Legendary TV Performer Regis Philbin Dies At Age 88, WWE Issues Statement & Photo Tribute

Legendary television personality Regis Philbin has passed away at age 88 this week, and in honor of his memory, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has issued a statement reacting to the sad news, as well as a photo gallery tribute to the longtime friend of the global leader in sports entertainment.

Philbin was best known for his run as host of the two morning talk shows, “Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee”, “Live! with Regis and Kelly”, as well as his run as the host of the popular game show, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”

The longtime TV performer, who in 2004 set a Guinness World Record for “Most Hours on Camera” (15,188 hours on TV, later updated in 2006 to 15,662 hours), appeared for WWE at WrestleMania pay-per-views and other events over the years.

He also featured WWE Superstars and personalities as guests on his aforementioned popular morning talk shows, such as Hulk Hogan and Mr. T for the inaugural WrestleMania event, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin during the peak of his “Austin 3:16” run, and many others. released the following statement regarding the passing of the legendary television personality.

Regis Philbin passes away

WWE is saddened to learn that legendary entertainment figure Regis Philbin has passed away at age 88.

WWE Superstars were frequent guests on Philbin’s morning show, “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee,” including Ultimate Warrior, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, John Cena and many more. Philbin even battled the massive Yokozuna in an epic tug-of-war on an episode.

The TV icon was also a memorable presence at WrestleMania VII where he conducted backstage interviews and provided commentary for the main event showdown between WWE Champion Sgt. Slaughter and Hulk Hogan. Regis also appeared on the historic Raw 1000, sending a classy congratulatory message to WWE.

WWE extends its condolences to Philbin’s family, friends and fans.

In addition to the above statement released on the official company website, some photos showing memories of Regis Philbin’s history with WWE were also tweeted out on Saturday.

You can view the photos WWE posted in honor of the legendary television performer’s passing this weekend via the tweet embedded directly below.


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