WATCH: Kathie Lee Gifford Thanks God for Her Final Visit With Longtime Friend Regis Philbin and Says ‘I Know Who He’s With’

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Emmy award-winning TV host Kathie Lee Gifford detailed her final moments with her longtime television partner Regis Philbin, and the outspoken Christian said she believes he is now in Heaven with God.

“I was up from Tennessee, where I live, most of the time and of course the first call I always make is to Regis and Joy,” Gifford on the TODAY show on Monday. “I said, ‘Can we get together? Can we have some lunch?’ They came over about two weeks ago.

“I’m just so grateful … the Lord gave me that final time, and it was so precious because when I talked to Joy the day that I found out, right after he had passed, she said, ‘Kathie, he hadn’t laughed in a long, long time.’

“She said, ‘I was so worried about him, he was just ready. So many of his friends had died, his dearest friend had died a week before of corona, actually. He was ready to go.’ And she said, ‘The day that we came to have lunch with you,’ she said, ‘was the last time I heard him laugh.’”

Philbin, known for shows such as “Live with Regis and Kelly!” and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” died on July 24, at the age of 88. The TV personality died from cardiovascular disease at a hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Gifford, Philbin’s co-host for over 15 years, explained that when she saw Philbin and his wife get out of their vehicle a couple weeks ago, she recognized that he was “much more” fragile than the last time she saw him.

The popular personality revealed that she served the couple their favorite dish and was so grateful to reconnect.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law