Actor and TV Host Regis Philbin has died at 88 years of age.

Beloved actor and television host Regis Philbin has died at 88 years of age.

Is it crazy that when I read the news the first thing that came to mind was “ I can’t imagine what Kathy Lee Gifford is feeling right now”?

Regis began their career alongside Kathie hosting “Live! with Regis and Kathie” and both remained very close friends even after she left the show.

“We thank his fans and admires for their incredible support over his 60 year career and ask for privacy as we mourn his loss” Philbin’s family said in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE.

According to his familyAccording to his family, Regis died of natural causes one month away from his 89th birthday. May he rest in peace. Sending healing energy, love and prayers to his family and loved ones.