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Regis Philbin's Cause Of Death Revealed -- Died Of A Heart Attack, Due To Coronary Artery Disease

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By Mike Walters

Regis Philbin's cause of death has been released by authorities and the TV Host died of a heart attack.

According to the Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Farmington, Connecticut where Philbin lived, the TV legend died of a 'Myocardial infarction due to coronary artery disease.'

In other words, Regis passed away after suffering a heart attack caused by blockages in the arteries of the heart.

The coroner's office also revealed Philbin suffered from 'hypertension,' or high blood pressure. As we reported, the TV legend died several days ago at the age of 88.

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Regis Philbin Died Of A Heart Attack Due To Artery Disease

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Philbin's co-hots, Kelly Ripa, discussed his passing on her show, talking about the 15 years they spend together entertaining audiences.

"Mark [Consuelos] and I were lucky enough to have all of our children with us this past weekend on Saturday," she told Ryan Seacrest.

She continued, "We were all together when we heard this horrible news. As people get older, you always know that certain things are inevitable, and passing away is one of those things, but Regis is one of the people that we all believed, I think, would somehow figure out a way around the inevitable...It was not in the cards, I suppose."

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Following Regis's death, his family also mourned their loss in a statement, saying, "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," their message began. "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."

They continued, "We thank his fans and admirers for their incredible support over his 60-year career and ask for privacy as we mourn his loss."

R.I.P.

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