Adam Rich, ‘Eight Is Enough’ star, dead at 54

Adam Rich, who starred in the movie “Eight Is Enough,” has passed away at the age of 54.

A member of the actor’s family told TMZ that he passed away on Saturday at his home in the Los Angeles area.

A law enforcement source told the outlet that Rich was found dead by an unidentified person who came to his house. Although the cause of death has not yet been determined, there did not appear to be any criminal activity.

Adam Rich

Rich, who was born on October 12, 1968, in Brooklyn, New York, became famous in the 1970s for playing Nicholas Bradford, the youngest Bradford son, on “Eight Is Enough.”

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From 1977 to 1981, the ABC show starred Dick Van Patten, Lani O’Grady, Connie Needham, Grant Goodeve, and others.

In a 2011 Television Academy Foundation interview with Stephen J. Abramson, Van Patten said of his former co-star, “I think he’s why the show was a big success.” He was adored by all! [ Nicholas was given the name by fans, and everything was named after him.

He went on to say, “He was adorable and a good actor.” He seemed very at ease.

In a 2011 interview, Rich’s former television father, Dick Van Patten, stated, “I think he was why the show was a big success.”

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Along with “Code Red,” Rich has also appeared in “Dungeons & Dragons,” “Small Wonder,” “St. Elsewhere,” and “Baywatch.”

Rich’s struggles with substance abuse have also made headlines outside of acting over the years. In 1991, he was arrested for breaking a pharmacy window to get drugs, but Van Patten, his former TV dad, helped him get out of jail.

After spending years in and out of rehab, Rich was arrested once more in 2002 for DUI after nearly hitting a California Highway Patrol car. Rich denied the allegations at the time, telling reporters, “I’ve been sober for ten years,” as reported by CBS News.

Read More about him – Wikipedia

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