Kelly Ripa was on the verge of tears when she talked about former co-host Regis Philbin on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Monday.

Ryan Seacrest addressed the TV legend’s death at the beginning of the show, saying: “It’s been a difficult and emotional day for all of us at Live. Kelly, I know a tough weekend for you especially because you worked with our dear friend, a friend who passed away over the weekend, Regis Philbin.”

Choking back tears, Ripa said: “Mark (Consuelos) and I were lucky enough to have all our children with us this past weekend on Saturday, so we were all together when we heard this horrible news.

“As people getting older, you always know that certain things are inevitable and passing away is one of those things, but Regis is one of the people that we all believe would somehow figure out a way around the inevitable.”

Philbin died on Friday due to natural causes.

In a joint statement issued over the weekend, Ripa and Seacrest said: “We are beyond saddened to learn about the loss of Regis Philbin. He was the ultimate class act, bringing his laughter and joy into our homes everyday on Live for more than 23 years. We were beyond lucky to have him as a mentor in our careers and aspire everyday to fill his shoes on the show.

“We send our deepest love and condolences to his family and hope they can find some comfort in knowing he left the world a better place. Kelly and Ryan”





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