'Eight is Enough' Star Adam Rich Dead at 54

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Adam Rich, who starred in the enormous hit, 'Eight Is Enough' has died ... TMZ has learned.

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 tell TMZ someone came to his home and found him lifeless. The law enforcement source adds, this was not foul play.

Adam played Nicholas Bradford, the youngest son on"Eight is Enough." The series ran from 1977 - 1981.Adam made VH1's list of the greatest 100 kid stars, coming in at #73. He retreated from show business in the 80's because he said he did not like the glare of the spotlight or, for that matter, anything celebrity-related.Adam took up acting at Chatsworth High School in the San Fernando Valley. His drama teacher also taught Kevin Spacey, Val Kilmer and other big actors.

Sadly, Adam had substance abuse issues, which resulted in a 1991 arrest after he smashed a pharmacy window in an effort to obtain drugs. He was bailed out by Dick Van Patten, his TV dad on"Eight is Enough." He had other legal issues as well.

 

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Moderna or Pfizer ?

Sad is all we have!prayers to family

RIP dear Nicholas

Memories of watching him on tv. Rest in Peace and God comfort his family.

Now, 7 has to do.

He should’ve kept the trademark pageboy haircut. As awful as it was, he flat owned it.

Aw damn... Safe Travels AdamRich, and thanks for being our little brother on TV, and our buddy here.

Disney is remaking Eight Is Enough to be a single Black Mother with eight children who all have unknown, different father.

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Omg. He was exactly my age. I loved Eight is Enough.

Geez.

ClaudetteGGibs1 MeetJess

TheGGForever 😲

🙏🏽 Condolences to his family.. friends..& fans.

It's so sad.

Keep vaxing sheep!

Booster 💉💉💉

No part of this surprises me. We chatted on Twitter. He alluded to his demise more than once. I’m sorry he’s gone. I liked him. 🙁

Guess god was too busy helping Demar and didn’t give a shit about this guy…

Let me guess heart failure!

This kid's haircut was the 'Jen Aniston' cut of the era for under 12 boys.

what did Hollywood do to these people?

Sad. I went to Chatsworth High with Adam. Even at 18 he was still partying heavy and I don’t know if that ever let up.

rot in piss sweet has-been.

ClaudetteGGibs1 The lil boy? Awwww

Sad to learn of the passing of former young actor Adam Rich. And yes, this time the story is real. Wishing my deepest condolences to his loved ones. Eight was enough to fill all our hearts with love. R.I.P. Adam RIP RIPAdamRich

Cool

Wow!! I remember him.

Apparently it wasn’t enough to keep him alive. (Apologies)

Rest In heavenly Peace👏🕊️Adam💐 condolences to your family 🙏

Stop acting like you don't know exactly what is causing this wave of deaths you clowns

Another SHOCKER! Wow! Only 54! Way too young (though looked older than his years)- no foul play. Post Mortem will reveal cause and wouldn’t be surprised substance use/abuse played a role. Distressing. My Condolences 🙏🏿🌄✝️🕊to family, friends, colleagues. R.I.P. Adam.

icepk Sad 💔

Damn.... so sad.

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Wow R.I.P.

Horrible news! So many of us grew up watching him on 8 is enough and then on Code Red the firefighter show with Lorne Greene

Waiting for the conspiracists post

safeandeffective

Your app is acting funky. When I scroll down an article it takes me to a video. Annoying!

Eight boosters?

Noooo

So sorry to hear. 54 is not enough. ❤️‍🩹 RIP America's little brother.

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Was 'Eight is Enought' a Growing Pains spinoff?

RIP

Another kiss of death from Hollywood drug overdose victim and the 2nd from this show

His character Nicholas on Eight is Enough really stood out. The show was about a family of 8 kids but he was the only one still a kid all the others were teens and young adults. The substance abuse issues he had later probably took years off his life. RIP Adam. GoneTooSoon

WTFreak R.I.P. Adam!

Sudden and Unexpected™️?

Wow. I really feel old.

Another kiss of death from Hollywood drug overdose victim

He was such a cool guy. May he rest in peace 😢💔

Never heard of him.

commotio cordis

Eight was in fact, enough

RIP Adam

LONGCONVEXITY How many boosters?

Damn! RIP💔 I follow him on here. When I was little I luved “Eight Is Enough” Too young

Nicholas

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Nicholas!

Wow.. RIP

Was it the.....? Oh NVM

Oh boy😢

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Noooooo! Rest in Peace, Adam.

WoW 😮

RestInPeace Sir. GoneToSoon

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Never watched it …but that sucks

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Showing my age with this 1 TMZ😂

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May he Rest In Peace

Vaccine gonna get so many people it’s gonna be terrible to see. Already has started

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Prayers.Sent.😇💗2!😇family.😇&friends.😇

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