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Regis Philbin died of heart attack, coroner confirms

Delhi News-Record 2020-07-30 01:08:15

Regis Philbin died of heart attack, coroner confirms

Published on: July 29, 2020 | Last Updated: July 29, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

TV personality Regis Philbin arrives for the Sixth Annual Exploring the Arts Fundraising Gala in New York October 4, 2012. Carlo Allegri / REUTERS

Beloved U.S. TV presenter Regis Philbin died from a heart attack, coroners have confirmed.

The longtime Live! With Regis & Kathie Lee and Who Wants to be a Millionaire? host passed away on Friday, aged 88, and now officials at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Farmington, Connecticut have revealed their autopsy findings.

A spokesperson tells the New York Post’s Page Six Philbin suffered a myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack, due to coronary artery disease and hypertension – high blood pressure.

The TV legend’s family went public with the news of his death on Saturday, explaining he died of “natural causes.”

On Monday, his loved ones issued a new statement, revealing they have been “overwhelmed by the outpouring of love” they had received in the wake of Philbin’s loss.

He will be remembered with a memorial service and burial at his Indiana alma mater, the University of Notre Dame, although a date for the funeral has yet to be announced.