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Kathie Lee Gifford Remembers The Last Time She Saw Regis Philbin Before His Death

Kathie Lee Gifford Remembers The Last Time She Saw Regis Philbin Before His Death

Kathie Lee Gifford is recalling the final moments she spent with long time friend and co-worker Regis Philbin before his passing over the weekend.

Speaking on The Today Show, the 66-year-old newscaster remembered how Regis and his wife, Joy, came to visit her at her Connecticut home.

“They came over about two weeks ago,” she says. “I saw Reg get out of the car with Joy and I sensed much more fragility than I had seen in him since the last time in January out in Los Angeles.”

The three then spent the day just sitting on the porch and laughing “ourselves sick”.

“We became dear friends through the years since then. Always, always getting together every chance we could and just picking up right where we left off,” Kathie shared. “We just had the best time. After they left I thought to myself, ‘Lord is that the last time I am going to see my friend?’ Because he was failing. I could tell.”

Kathie added about her relationship with Regis, with whom she co-hosted Live! for over fifteen years with.

“… I was just grateful to have the time with them and comfort them a little bit, and let them know that I believe with all my heart I know where Regis is and I know who he is with,” she continued. “I had many conversations with him over the years about faith, and about where we go when this life is over. He was very curious as always, listened.”

Watch her appearance below.

See how other celebrities reacted to the new of Regis‘ death here…

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