His previous television co-host, Kathie Lee Gifford wrote in a tweet, “REGIS. There will never ever be an additional.”
In a joint statement posted to Instagram, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, who presently helm the ABC talk display Philbin first hosted, remembered him as a “course act.”
“We are past saddened to master about the reduction of Regis Philbin,” they wrote. “He was the final class act, bringing his laughter and pleasure into our houses each individual day on Reside for far more than 23 yrs. We had been further than fortunate to have him as a mentor in our careers and aspire each individual day to fill his shoes on the present. We send out our deepest appreciate and condolences to his family and hope they can obtain some comfort and ease in figuring out he remaining the world a improved location.”
Bob Iger, Government Chairman of The Walt Disney Organization, shared a heartfelt information about the former morning host.
“We are heartbroken to hear that a lengthy time colleague & pal, #regisphilbin passed away at the age of 88. Regis graced us with warmth, humor & a self-deprecating wit, constantly bringing pleasure to us all. Our hearts go out to Pleasure and to his spouse and children. Rest In Peace, Regis,” he wrote.
Film critic Leonard Maltin wrote “#RegisPhilbin was always generous to me from his days on area L.A.television to his extended reign on nationwide early morning Tv set. A wonderful gentleman without a doubt He had a excellent run… Rest In Peace.”
Producer and creator Roma Downey wrote she was “So unfortunate #RegisPhilbin R.I.P. ‘His loved ones and pals are for good grateful for the time we obtained to expend with him — for his heat, his legendary feeling of humor, and his singular ability to make just about every day into anything value speaking about,’ the Philbin loved ones.”
Actress Bo Derek place it simply just, “Another great one absent. Rest In Peace, close friend. #regisphilbin #mate #rip”
Seinfeld star Jason Alexander wrote, “I really believed that #RegisPhilbin would be a presence with us eternally. He was a exciting, funny, charming guy. On the events I bought to be with him, he was always a bright gentle, endlessly attention-grabbing and interested in all people. Sympathy to his cherished types. #ripregisphilbin”
Comedian DL Hughley wrote, “#RegisPhilbin was often a class act. Condolences to his household on their loss.”
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo paid tribute, crafting, “New York missing a Tv set legend these days. Bronx born and lifted, Regis Philbin greeted us for a long time with our early morning coffee and at evening soon after supper. His humor and enthusiasm touched millions of People in america. My heart goes out to Pleasure and his liked types.”
William Shatner wrote, “Saddened to hear about the passing of Regis Philbin. Condolences to his spouse Joy.”
Jimmy Kimmel called Philbin “large.”
“Regis was a great broadcaster, a good friend and a tremendous sum of entertaining. He leaves guiding a stunning family and a Television legacy that will probable go unmatched. Regis, I hope our mate Rickles fulfilled you at the pearly gates with open up arms and a slew of the insults you beloved so a great deal.”