Sad News: Hollywood Actor Adam Rich passes away at 54

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Sad News: Hollywood Actor Adam Rich passes away at 54

Hollywood actor Adam Rich, died at the age of 54. The cause of death is currently unknown. Adam Rich is best known for his role as Nicholas Bradford in the popular 1970s TV show "Eight Is Enough". He began his acting career in the late 1970s and appeared in several TV shows and films throughout the decade and into the 1980s, including "Fantasy Island", "CHiPs", "Small Wonder" and a voice role in the animated series "Dungeons & Dragons".

“Adam was simply a wonderful guy,” Rich’s publicist, Danny Deraney, said in a statement shared Sunday on Twitter. “He was kind, generous and a warrior in the fight against mental illness. Adam did not have an ounce of ego.

He was unselfish and always looked out for those he cared about. Which is why many people who grew up with him feel a part of their childhood gone, and sad today. He really was America’s Little Brother”.

Betty Buckley shared a lengthy and heartfelt tribute

“I adored him and loved working with him in our scenes together on the show,” Buckley wrote.

“He was so sweet, funny, fresh and natural. He brought a lot of joy to all of us on the show and to our audiences. “Adam and I have remained friends all of these years. His love and support have always meant a lot to me.

I am shocked by the news I received this morning of his death. Sending my love and deepest condolences to his friends and family. In recent years Adam dedicated himself to providing inspiration for others with mental and emotional illnesses.

I will miss him greatly”. Despite his early success in the entertainment industry, Rich struggled with personal demons for years, including drug addiction. In 1989, he nearly died of a drug overdose. This difficult period in his life led to a ten-year hiatus from appearing in front of the camera.

Rich's last TV appearance was an episode of "Baywatch" in 1993. After a decade away from the spotlight, Rich made a return to acting in 2003 with a self-parodying role in the David Spade comedy "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star", and later in the same year played the role of Crocodile Dundee in the TV series Reel Comedy.