Adam Rich, who starred in the ABC television series “Eight is Enough” in the late 1970s and early 1980s as the youngest of eight children, has passed away. He was 54. According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner. Rich was discovered deceased at his residence on Saturday.
Although a cause of death was not immediately known, an autopsy is planned.
City News Service was informed by a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson. There is no indication of foul play, and it is thought to be a natural death.
Rich was raised in Granada Hills despite being born in Brooklyn. He became well-known for his portrayal of Nicholas Bradford in the 1977–1981 television series “Eight is Enough.” Rich was well known for having a “pageboy” hairdo, which for a period, many kids tried to copy.
The show focused on an eight-member family whose father Dick Van Patton, a newspaper columnist, was.
During that time, Rich appeared as a guest star on several TV programmes, including “Fantasy Island,” “The Love Boat,” and “CHiPs.” From 1981 to 1982, he made 13 appearances on the ABC drama “Code Red.”
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In later years, he played fewer acting jobs and struggled with drug addiction.
He was arrested in 1991 for breaking into a pharmacy to steal pharmaceuticals and again in 2002 for driving under the influence.
In 2021, Rich made his final Instagram post to discuss being featured in CNN’s retrospective on sitcoms, “History of the Sitcom,” which examined the television programmes that had a significant impact on American society.
He was simply a really nice, kind, and loving soul, according to a statement from Deraney. He didn’t necessarily want to become a well-known actor.
Deraney also wrote about Rich’s memories on Twitter On the phone, Adam and I would talk baseball. We both adored the Yankees, but he somewhat preferred the Dodgers. something you were unaware of He met John Lennon on the day of John’s passing while in NYC in December 1980.