‘Eight Is Enough’ alum Adam Rich’s cause of death revealed


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Nearly six months after the death of Adam Rich at the age of 54, the cause of his death has been revealed.

According to the most recent report from the Los Angeles Medical Examiner’s Office, Rich died on January 7 due to “the effects of fentanyl.” His death was considered an accident.

In January it was reported that eight is enough Elam was found dead in his Los Angeles home.

Rich was best known for playing youngest brother Nicholas Bradford in ABC’s eight is enough which ran for five seasons between 1977 and 1981. The sitcom followed the daily adventures of the huge Bradford brood. dick van patten, connie needham, Grant Goodway, Willie AmesLani O’Grady and Laurie Walters Also acted.


“I think [Adam was one of the reasons that the show] It was a huge success,” Van Patten, who died in 2015 at age 86, recalled working in old movies with his former TV son. Archive of American Television Interview. “People loved him. They named their child ‘Nicolas’ and everything because of him.

He added: “He was about 7 years old [when we started the show] And he was lovely and he was a good actor. He was very natural.”

Afterwards eight is enough After it wrapped, Rich continued acting and took on roles like The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Chips, Silver Spoon And baywatch, code Red The alum eventually took a step back from the limelight in the years leading up to her death.

Following Rich’s passing, several of his TV siblings paid tribute to his legacy.

“today morning [my wife] Vinny woke me up to the heartbreaking news of Adam Rich’s passing,” Ames, 62, wrote via Facebook in January. “I’m disappointed. Adam was more than a coworker. He was absolutely my only little brother. A lifelong friend.”

He continued at the time: “The last few years saw Adam dreaming of renewing his career. He was one of those child actors that our generation will always remember.”

Corey Feldman also paid tribute to Rich through Twitter, The 51-year-old actor, who is also known for his roles as a child actor, tweeted at the time, “Another shining light, another tormented soul, another child star who finds no peace after what she’s endured.” Found.” “He was a friend, a comrade and a genius with a deep passion for helping others understand mental illness. I will miss her!”

hooligans The star added: “I hope and pray she is able to 2C somehow from there! Because it sure must have helped his heart in 2C while he was here!