Adam Rich loss of life: ‘Eight Is Enough’ baby star was 54

Adam Rich, the previous baby actor recognized for taking part in little Nicholas Bradford in “Eight Is Enough,” has died. He was 54.

Rich died Saturday in Brentwood, the Los Angeles County Medical-Examiner Coroner’s Workplace confirmed to the Related Press. The reason for loss of life was beneath investigation.

Rich made his TV debut in a 1976 episode of “The Six Million Dollar Man” earlier than touchdown his breakout position because the youngest baby of the Bradford household on “Eight Is Enough,” which ran from 1977 to 1981. The favored sequence made Rich one of many largest baby stars of the interval. Within the ‘80s he voiced Presto the Magician in the series “Dungeons & Dragons” and portrayed Danny Blake in “Code Red,” as well as appearing in episodes of “CHiPs,” “Fantasy Island,” “Baywatch” and other shows.

Rich lived with depression and was repeatedly beset by legal troubles related to drugs and alcohol in his 20s. He sought treatment at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage and became sober later in life.

“Adam was simply a wonderful guy,” Rich’s publicist, Danny Deraney, mentioned in a press release 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 Americas Little Brother.”

The Related Press contributed to this report.