Summary: troubled son of famous Live!
talk show host Regis Philbin who was born with a spinal cord defect
that led to the amputation of both his legs and had a strained
relationship with his father until they reconciled six years ago after The Enquirer
published an appeal by the son's then-wife to the TV star for financial
help, but who overcame a severe disability to become a successful
public affairs worker for the Pentagon and was honored by the U.S.
Department of Defense in 2002 for remaining on the job despite the
flames burning near his office after a terrorist-flown airliner crashed
into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Died: November 7, 2014
Location: Los Angeles, California