SOUTH BEND, IND. — Television host Regis Philbin, who died last week 88, was buried in the University of Notre Dame after a personal funeral service in his alma mater, a college spokesman said.
Philbin was murdered Wednesday in Cedar Grove Cemetery at the northern Indiana Catholic college’s campus after a personal ceremony in the institution’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart.
“The Philbin family desired to attract Regis back into the area he loved a lot to get a private burial and funeral. That happened on Wednesday, and he’s now living in peace in Notre Dame,” college spokesman Dennis Brown said in an emailaddress.
The genial tv set and character graduated from Notre Dame at 1953 and has been an avid alum, frequently coming into the South Bend campus for football games, pep rallies, banquets, concerts and other occasions, that the South Bend Tribune reported.
In 2001, he offered $2. ) 75 million into the faculty to make the Philbin Studio Theatre, intended for lab and performance-arts productions, in its own DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.
Faculty president the Rev. John Jenkins commended Philbin because of his devotion to the faculty in an announcement this week, stating “Regis regaled countless air throughout time, frequently sharing a fervent love for his alma mater with audiences.”
Phibin expired of natural causes around July 24, just over a month prior to his death 89past birthday. He murdered 2011 after a very long television career which included hosting the morning shows”Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee” from 1985-2000 – using co-host Kathie Lee Gifford – and -“Live! ) With Regis and Kelly”- using Kelly Ripa – out 2001 before his retirement.
He’d hosted on the game show”Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”