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Regis Philbin, one of daytime television’s longest-running hosts, has died at age 88. His death came Friday of natural causes, according to his family.
“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,” according to a statement issued to People magazine by his family.
“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. We thank his fans and admirers for their incredible support over his 60-year career and ask for privacy as we mourn his loss,” the family said.
By the time Glenn Frey died, his creative partnership with Don Henley had become the very center of the Eagles. But the group always featured other voices. In fact, their self-titled 1972 debut didn’t include a single song co-written by Frey and Henley. All but one track on Side Two was sung by either Bernie Leadon or Randy Meisner. Of course, that balance of power ultimately wouldn’t last.
By contrast, eight out of 11 songs on the follow-up LP, 1973’s Desperado, were co-written at least in part by Frey and Henley. Even then, however, three of the album’s deep cuts featured different lead vocalists. And so it went, through their chart domination on 1976’s Hotel California and breakup after 1979’s The Long Run – by which time Joe Walsh and then Timothy B. Schmit had begun their long stints as successors to Leadon and Meisner, respectively.
“The Young and the Restless” took home the win for best drama at the first virtual Daytime Emmys along with three acting trophies on Friday night, with some winners speaking out about racial injustice.
Ellen DeGeneres accepted the trophy for best entertainment talk show for her self-titled program.
“I intend to use the next two years of my show as a platform for change, to amplify voices of Black people and people of color and to educate my audience,” she said from home. “More than ever, I feel like this is a responsibility to effect change.”
At 79, Trebek continues to preside over the popular quiz show while battling pancreatic cancer. In March, he announced he had survived one year of treatment. Taping of the show has since been suspended during the coronavirus pandemic, which has affected talk shows and daytime dramas.“I’ll be honest with you, this one is a shock, very surprising to me,” Trebek said. “Speaking as one who has now been nominated 32 times and won seven times, I think I can say with some degree of authority that winning is nicer.”