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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Regis Philbin on set during Regis Philbin's Final Show of "Live! with Regis & Kelly" at the Live with Regis & Kelly Studio on November 18, 2011 in New York New York. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” returns to ABC Sunday night and the premiere episode will feature a tribute to the show’s former host, Regis Philbin, who passed away in July at the age of 88.

Michael Davies, who produced both the original series on ABC and the current installment, says it was important to current host Jimmy Kimmel to pay tribute to Philbin.

“We give him an emotional sendoff on the stage and the studio he owned. We’re all here because of Regis Philbin and we all know that.” Check out the tribute below.

A Tribute to Regis Philbin - Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Host Jimmy Kimmel remembers the great Regis Philbin, the original host of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."

Source: New York Post