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Heart attack confirmed as Regis Philbin’s cause of death

by WENN July 30th, 2020, 4:24 am

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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.