Regis is gone from ABC – Philbin made his final appearance on ‘Live! With Regis and Kelly’ on Friday morning, stepping down from his post of 28 years. The show paid tribute to the 80-year-old television icon looking back at his legacy on the long-running talk show.
Many celebrities expressed their thoughts about his departure on Twitter. Here’s what some of them had to say.
Neil Patrick Harris: “Congratulation on an extraordinary run, Regis. You’re an inspiration, and a class act. You and @Kelly Ripa were great together. Thank you.”
Ellen DeGeneres: “Today ends an era in television. It’s Regis’ last day. Love ya Reege.”
Comedian Howie Mandel: “The end of an era. Television will never be the same. I’ll miss you Regis.”
CNN host Piers Morgan: “Congratulations #Regis-great man, great star, great career. Loved working with him on America’s Got Talent.”
Joy Behar: “I’m going to miss you, Regis!”
Dexter star Julie Benz: “Can’t believe its Regis Philbin’s last day…thank you for filling our mornings with laughter.”
Jimmy Kimmel: “It seems unlikely that anyone will ever top Regis.”
Actress Alyssa Milano: “Dear Regis Philbin, Thank u for always supporting me & my career throughout the years. I can’t wait to see what comes next for you.”
Lisa Rinna: “Well I am so sad and emotional watching #RegisFarwellcelebration.”
Emmy and Tony award winner Kristin Chenoweth: “I will cry watching Regis go. But he’s not done yet!”
Senator John McCain: “So long Regis-Thanks for the memories.”
Rachael Ray: “Mornings will never be the same. There’s only one REGIS!”