Fans are mourning the loss of Regis Philbin by sharing one of the most iconic moments of his career. During his stint as host of “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire” in 1999, John Carpenter, from Connecticut was about to win $1 million dollars.
He opted to phone a friend on his final question but it turned out, he didn’t need a friend’s help at all.
RIP to Regis Philbin. One of the best TV hosts ever. This is my favorite moment in game show history pic.twitter.com/9WA1OyejVh
— Steve Perrault (@Steve_Perrault) July 25, 2020
Rest easy Regis Philbin. Great time to recycle this video of the greatest moment ever on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire pic.twitter.com/8ZrvUySUD7
— Chase Robertson (@chasecar7) July 25, 2020
After the news of Philbin’s death, Carpenter shared his condolences on Twitter, writing:
So sorry to hear about Regis’ passing – he was one in a million.
— John Carpenter (@jcinhct) July 25, 2020