Adam Rich, best known for his role as Nicholas Bradford in the hit ABC television show “Eight Is Enough,” passed away on January 7 in Los Angeles, according to Lt. Aimee Earl of the Los Angeles County Medical-Examiner Coroner’s Office.
Although the cause of death has not yet been made available, a close relative has confirmed Adam’s passing. The news sent shockwaves through his fan base, and many took to social media to express their sadness and disbelief.
|Date of Birth:
|October 12, 1968
Everyone will surely miss him, and many hope that further details regarding his death will be revealed soon to provide closure to all suffering from this loss.
At the time of his passing, Adam Rich had elevated his net worth to a staggering $500k, leading him to be regarded as a top actor in America.
This remarkable financial accomplishment was due to Rich’s long career in the field and dedication to Hollywood.
While information regarding his properties, homes, and other sources of income were never publicly revealed, likely, these entities contributed immensely to his success.
Additionally, without fail, Adams’ unique character played an instrumental role in contributing to the unprecedented level of financial success many blockbuster films experienced over the years he was active.
Adam Rich was one of the most well-known actors in the late 70s and early 80s due to his role as Nicholas Bradford in the popular television program Eight Is Enough.
His bowl haircut along with his warm and enthusiastic acting earned him the nickname “America’s little brother,” ensuring he would not be forgotten. From 1977 to 1981, Adam starred in the show, and from 1981-1982, he played Danny Blake in Code Red.
He became even more beloved by providing the voice for Presto the Magician in Dungeons & Dragons from 1983 to 1985.
His appearance on television through these various roles made him an iconic figure across America and secured his legacy as a beloved actor for generations to come.
In addition to episodes of the TV programs such as The Six Million Dollar Man, The Love Boat, 3-2-1 Contact, Fantasy Island, ChiPs, St. Elsewhere, Silver Spoons, Small Wonder, and Baywatch.
He starred in the films The Devil, Max Devlin, and Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. Three Young Artist Awards have gone to Rich.
The news of his passing
When news of Rich’s passing came via TMZ, his relative Deraney revealed to the Associated Press about Rich’s struggles with an untreated form of depression and working to combat the stigma attached to discussing mental illness.
Despite years of attempting ineffective experimental treatments, Rich remained sober. Gravely concerned when they couldn’t reach out to him in previous weeks, they felt their worries had come true.
It was a direly unfortunate situation and a revelation that shows us the need for open conversations about mental health issues.
“He was kind, generous and a warrior in the fight against mental illness,” Deraney tweeted. “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 are sad today.”