LOS ANGELES – APRIL 13: Actor, singer and talk show host Regis Philbin attends the Filmex black tie ball at the Century City Hotel after the movie premiere of ‘F.I.S.T.’ on April 13, 1978 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joan Adlen/Getty Images)

Oh man. It’s funny that Regis might mean nothing to Brits who never crossed the pond, but to me he was as quintessentially American as The Beach Boys or Coca Cola. When I went to America with my family, Regis was always there on the TV, the funny voice on the morning show, the great guest on the evening chat show. I loved him. His work with the WWE was also untouchable, he could play it up and make anyone a star.

Godspeed, Regis. The best of the best.