A statement released by his family revealed that Philbin died of "natural causes" on Friday. We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved Regis Philbin passed away last night of natural causes, one month shy of his 89th birthday, Philbin Family Statement, via 'People'. His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him – for his warmth, his legendary sense of humor, and his singular ability to make every day into something worth talking about, Philbin Family Statement, via 'People'. The legendary television host's career spanned over six decades.For 15 years beginning in 1988, Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford co-hosted the vastly popular morning show 'Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee.' When Gifford left the show, Philbin remained until 2011, co-hosting with Kelly Ripa. In addition to hosting the morning show, Philbin hosted the run-away hit game show 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?' Among his many accolades and awards are Daytime Emmys and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2008, Philbin was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Daytime Emmy Awards.