Donald Trump paid tribute to Regis Philbin who died on Friday.
Legendary television host, Regis Philbin, died at the age of 88 on Friday. Following his death, Regis' family released a statement of his demise. After the news, many celebrities took to their social media to pay their tributes to the iconic host.
Taking to his Twitter account, Donald Trump wrote, "One of the greats in the history of television, Regis Philbin has passed on to even greater airwaves, at 88. He was a fantastic person and my friend. He kept telling me to run for President. Holds the record for 'most live television', and he did it well. Regis, we love you..."
Donald added, "And to Joy, his wonderful wife who he loved so much, my warmest condolences!!!"
Regis' family statement read, "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."
It further added, "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."
Though the family member stated the cause of death was 'natural causes,' later it was revealed the iconic television host had a heart attack.