Regis Philbin was buried Wednesday at the University of Notre Dame, his alma mater.
A school spokesman confirmed he was laid to rest in Cedar Grove Cemetery on the North Indiana Catholic School campus after a private service at Sacred Heart Basilica.
The iconic TV presenter died last week at the age of 88 from heart failure.
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD CLAIMS THE LAST MEETING WITH THE FILIS OF REGIS BEFORE HER DEATH: “IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL”
“The Philbin family wanted to return Regis to the place they loved for both a funeral and a private burial. That happened Wednesday and now rests peacefully in Notre Dame,” school spokesman Dennis Brown said in an email .
The brilliant TV presenter and his personality graduated from Notre Dame in 1953 and were an enthusiastic student, often returning to the South Bend campus for football games, demonstrations, banquets, concerts and other events, he reported. South Bend Tribune.
In 2001, he donated $ 2.75 million to the school to create the Studio Studio Philbin, for laboratory productions and performing arts, at its DeBartolo performing arts center.
THE REGIS FAMILY “OVERHELMED” FOR LOVE AFTER HIS DEATH, TO GIVE DONATIONS TO HELP NEW YORKERS NEEDS
School president Rector John Jenkins praised Philbin for his commitment to the school in a statement this week, saying “Regis has stirred millions in the air over the years, often sharing a passionate love for his alma mater with the spectators “.
Her family told Fox News in a statement: “Regis was rested at her beloved Notre Dame, after a private ceremony on Wednesday. Again, our family would like to thank everyone for the incredible love and support they have. You have donated to us and for the fun tributes and emotional memories you have shared.If you would like to pay tribute to Regis, we ask you again to make a donation to www.foodbanknyc.org or the South Bend Homeless Center (www. cfh .net) “
Phibin died of natural causes on July 24, just over a month before his 89th birthday. He retired in 2011 after a long television career that included hosting the syndicated morning programs “Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee ”from 1985-2000 – with co-host Kathie Lee Gifford – and“ Live! with Regis and Kelly ”- with Kelly Ripa – from 2001 until his retirement.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE NEWS FOX APP
Later, he also hosted the “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” program.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.