Home Celebrity Kathie Lee Gifford on Her Friend and Co-Host Regis Philbin: “I smile...

Kathie Lee Gifford is a class act. She posted a beautiful tribute to Regis on Instagram. Regis and Joy and Kathie Lee and Frank really were friends. They went to dinner together in Greenwich, Connecticut where they were neighbors. They had their ups and downs, like all friends, but it was all real. Kathie Lee brought Regis on the Today show with her many times as guest and co-host because she knew he was a little lost not being on TV after he left ABC and “Live.” (Now Kathie Lee is in Nashville, and we miss her in New York!)

She wrote:

“There are no words to fully express the love I have for my precious friend, Regis. I simply adored him and every day with him was a gift. We spent 15 years together bantering and bickering and laughing ourselves silly—a tradition and a friendship we shared up to this very day. I smile knowing somewhere in Heaven, at this very moment, he’s making someone laugh. It brings me great comfort knowing that he had a personal relationship with his Lord that brought him great peace. I send all the love in my heart to Joy, to his children, to the rest of his family and to the innumerable people he touched over his legendary life. There has never been anyone like him. And there never will be.”

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There are no words to fully express the love I have for my precious friend, Regis. I simply adored him and every day with him was a gift. We spent 15 years together bantering and bickering and laughing ourselves silly—a tradition and a friendship we shared up to this very day. I smile knowing somewhere in Heaven, at this very moment, he’s making someone laugh. It brings me great comfort knowing that he had a personal relationship with his Lord that brought him great peace. I send all the love in my heart to Joy, to his children, to the rest of his family and to the innumerable people he touched over his legendary life. There has never been anyone like him. And there never will be.

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