As The Inquisitr previously reported, Philbin passed away at the age of 88 while at his home in Manhattan, New York. Initial reports stated that the former TV host died from a heart attack after dealing with heart complications for many years. Now, nearly one week later, a spokesperson for the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Farmington, Connecticut, has confirmed that Philbin died from a “myocardial infarction due to coronary artery disease.”
After the news of Philbin’s death was reported, his family issued a statement expressing their deep sadness while thanking fans and admirers for their support.
“His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him — for his warmth, his legendary sense of humor, and his singular ability to make every day into something worth talking about,” the statement read.