Regis Philbin’s family reveals that he is now buried at the Alma Mater University of Notre Dame after a private burial at its Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Regis Philbin, who died last week at the age of 88, has been buried at the University of Notre Dame, his alma mater.
TV values were interrupted after a private funeral service at the university, says a spokesman for the school.
Proud alum: Regis Philbin, who died last week at the age of 88, has been buried at the University of Notre Dame, his alma mater; he is depicted on its football field in 1993
“The Philbin family wanted to bring Regis back to the place he loved so much for a private funeral and burial,” school spokesman Dennis Brown said in a letter.
“It happened on Wednesday, and he is now resting in peace in Notre Dame.”
The ingenious TV host and personality graduated from the Catholic University in 1953 and was an enthusiastic alum.
He frequently returned to South Bend, the Indiana campus for football games, pepper rallies, banquets, concerts and other events, the South Bend Tribune reported.
Old stomping areas: TV hosts became involved after a private funeral service at the university, says a spokesman for the school; he is pictured on campus in 1993
Home: The ingenious television personality graduated from the Catholic University in 1953 and was an enthusiastic alum; he is depicted in 1993 in front of his old college building
In 2001, Live With Regis And Kathy Lee donated $ 2.75 million to the school to create the Philbin Studio Theater.
Located at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, the black box was the venue for laboratory and performance art productions.
School President Pastor John Jenkins praised Philbin for his commitment to the school in a statement this week.
“Regis has directed millions on the air over the years and often shared a passionate love for his alma mater with viewers,” Jenkins said.
Family time: Regis is shown at an event in the auditorium on campus with his daughter JJ (left) 1993
Throwback: Regis is depicted in 1993 in the stadium tunnel on Notre Dame’s football pitch modeling a jacket that reads “FIGHTING IRISH”
Ten years ago: Regis is depicted in May 1999 and received an honorary degree during Notre Dame’s 154th start
Phibin died of natural causes on July 24, just over a month before his 89th birthday.
He retired in 2011 after a long television career that included hosting the syndicated morning shows Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee from 1985-2000 – with co-host Kathie Lee Gifford – and Live! with Regis and Kelly – with Kelly Ripa – from 2001 until their retirement.
He had also hosted the game which wants to be a millionaire.
Catholic school: Regis is depicted in 1993 outside Notre Dame’s cave Of Our Lady Of Lourdes