Adam Rich, best known for starring in “Eight Is Enough,” has died. He was 54. A family member confirmed to TMZ that the child star died Saturday at his Los Angeles area home. A cause of death has not been released.
Adam battled substance abuse in the early 90s which he beat leading to him coin his personal mantra — “Life is for living, and I live my life to the fullest every day.”
According to TMZ: “A family member tells TMZ Adam died Saturday at his L.A. area home. The family member would not reveal the cause of death, but a law enforcement source tells TMZ someone came to his home and found him lifeless. The law enforcement source adds this was not foul play.”
Rich was born on Oct. 12, 1968, in Brooklyn, New York. Rich shot to stardom in the 70s playing Nicholas Bradford, the youngest son of the Bradford brood, on “Eight Is Enough.”
The ABC show starred Dick Van Patten, Lani O’Grady, Connie Needham, Grant Goodeve, and others. It aired from 1977 to 1981.
“I think he’s why the show was a big success,” Van Patten said of his former co-star in 2011.
“People loved him. Fans named a child Nicholas and everything because of him.”
“He was cute, and he was a good actor. He was very natural.”
His other credits include “Code Red,” “Dungeons & Dragons,” “Small Wonder,” “St. Elsewhere” and “Baywatch.”
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