Adam Rich, who played the youngest son on the hit show Eight Is Enough, died at the age of 54. Let’s see, how did Adam Rich die and his cause of death in detail.
How did Adam Rich die?
A law enforcement source informed the publication that Rich was discovered lifeless by an anonymous person who came to his home.
Sadly, Adam was announced dead by his family member on January 7, 2023 on his home near Los Angeles.
Previously, Adam struggled with abuse issues, and in 1991 he was arrested after breaking a pharmacy window to get drugs. Dick Van Patten, his television father on “Eight Is Enough,” came to his rescue. He also faced other legal problems.
“Life is for living, and I live my life to the fullest every day,” is Adam’s motto.
Rich was taken into custody in 2002 after being suspected of DUI. He’s been to drug treatment at least three times. He made personal appearances and marketed script ideas for TV series and films as of 2013.
Adam Rich cause of death:
According to TMZ, a family member confirmed that the former star had passed away on Saturday at his home.
According to law enforcement officials, officers went to Rich’s residence and discovered him deceased.
Although Adam Rich cause of death was not disclosed by the family member, according to police sources, it did not appear to be “foul play”.
Adam started acting at Chatsworth High School in the San Fernando Valley. Kevin Spacey, Val Kilmer, and other notable actors were among those his theatre teacher trained.
Tributes flooded social media after the demise of the actor Adam Rich broke out.
Who was Adam Rich?
Adam was born in 1968 and lived the majority of his life in Los Angels. His acting career got off when he started taking theatre lessons from a Chatsworth High School teacher who had also instructed notable actors like Top Gun graduate Val Kilmer.
Adam Rich was well known for his role as Nicholas Bradford, the youngest child in the TV series Eight Is Enough (1977-81) and the accompanying TV movies Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion (1987) and An Eight Is Enough Wedding (1988).
He also played a notable role in The Devil and Max Devlin. In the 2003 comedy Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, he made a cameo appearance as himself.
Adam had appeared in a variety of projects throughout his career, which began after he was cast in the late 1970s sitcom, Eight Is Enough when he was only eight years old.
Following the show, he appeared in the one-season series Code Red, as well as the TV show Dungeons And Dragons and the 1977 feature The City.
Adam Rich had appearances as a guest actor on several TV shows, including The Six Million Dollar Man, The Love Boat, 3-2-1 Contact, Fantasy Island, CHiPs, CBS Children’s Mystery Theater (“The Zertigo Diamond Caper”), Gun Shy, St. Elsewhere, Silver Spoons, Small Wonder, Baywatch, and Reel Comedy.
He appeared in the TV film The City (1977). He provided voice-over talents toTukiki and His Search for a Merry Christmas and Dungeons & Dragons.
But the gifted star decided to leave Hollywood and the entertainment business in order to live a more private life and avoid the spotlight.
Tributes to Adam Rich:
B. Miller tweeted,
Very sad to hear of the passing of my dear friend and hero Adam Rich. You may know him as Nicholas from 8 is Enough. I’m just so very grateful for the gift of his life and happy he was able to live long enough to see the Titans Jaguars game.
Eight Is Enough Fans posted,
Hey, Eight is Enough fans, I just logged on to Facebook and I saw that Adam Rich passed yesterday. The cause is not known, but he truly will be missed and loved by all. RIP Adam. “Nicholas Bradford”
Steven Majewski posted,
Farewell to actor Adam Rich… (October 12, 1968 – January 7, 2023). One of the stars of the 1977-81 TV series “Eight Is Enough”, his role as Nicholas Bradford earned him the nickname “America’s Little Brother” and made the pageboy haircut a popular trend for young lads across the country.
Matthew Rettenmund tweeted,
RIP Adam Rich. The former “Eight Is Enough” star was just 54. He was a progressive voice on social media and ragged on Ricky Schroder, so I loved him all the more. He replied to one of my posts recently. So tragic.
Michael Stern posted,
I am truly sadden by the untimely death of Adam Rich, the youngest child of the hit series “Eight is Enough”. He passed away at home. My condolences to his family, his tv family Willie Aames and friends. He was only 54.
they don’t make em like they used to
RIP Adam Rich🖤 pic.twitter.com/ajWxcXezmp
— Jay Duplass (@jayduplass) January 8, 2023
Rest in Peace, Adam Rich. 😞 pic.twitter.com/ypb40R8173
— Jo 🌻 (@JoJoFromJerz) January 8, 2023
I’m distraught and gutted by the news that Adam Rich has left earth. We’ve been messaging for months, I was trying so hard to save his life…I failed. Deepest condolences to his family and all who loved him #AdamRich #RIPAdamRich
— Ariaa (@AriaaJaeger) January 8, 2023
How can this be true?!
RIP sweet Adam Rich. pic.twitter.com/MN1wEriIhl
— Erin Murphy (@Erin_Murphy) January 8, 2023
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