Adam Rich, Eight is Enough’s a former child star, is no more. TMZ reported he died in his Los Angeles home on Saturday. Someone found him at his home lifeless, and no such suspicious reason is found, as per law enforcement sources. Rich was 54.
Eight is Enough was a popular show that aired from 1977 to 1981 for five seasons. He played the cute character of Nicholas Bradford, Tom Bradford’s youngest son. Rich was famous for his pageboy haircut and was also known as America’s little brother.
Adam Rich’s Death Cause
Adam Rich’s family members couldn’t reveal the real cause of his death. However, the law enforcement officers who inspected Rich and his house stated that there was no suspicion of foul play. Further details are yet to be shared.
Rich once survived death in 1989 due to a Valium overdose. He had been struggling with drug and substance abuse to the extent that he was arrested for breaking into the pharmacy two years later. Rich’s co-star and on-screen father, Dick Van Patten, bailed him out then.
He later spent three years in rehab till 2002. Rich got arrested in 2002 for driving under the influence.
What was Adam Like? Recent Tweets
Those who were close to Rich knew that he was a very fun person to be with. He was loved, and his company will be terribly missed by his loved ones.
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If you knew Adam, you just loved the guy. And oh the stories he could tell.
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— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) January 8, 2023
Career Roles After Eight Is Enough
Born on October 12, 1968, in Granada Hills, Los Angeles, Adam Rich grew up with his parents and had a younger brother as a sibling. Adam was athletic and was good at playing baseball, football, skateboarding, bicycle riding, and swimming. Rich dropped out of High School when he was 17.
Undoubtedly, Adam rich won hearts and awards for best young actor for his role as Nicholas at such a young age in 1981. After five seasons, Adam rich appeared in ABC’s TV series Code Red in 1981 and in CBS’s 1983 sitcom Gun Shy.
Rich won a Young Artist Award for his role in CBS Children’s Mystery Theatre in 1983.
Along with his Eight is Enough’s co-star, Willie Aames, Adam has also acted as a voice actor for Teenage Wizard Presto on the cartoon series, Dungeons & Dragons.
Adam later made commercial appearances and also a few appearances in TV and movies in the ’90s and later in shows like Fantasy Island, St. Elsewhere, CHiPs, Silver Spoons, Baywatch, Small Wonder, and Reel Comedy in 2003.