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Adam Rich, previous youngster star of ‘Eight Is Enough,’ dies at 54

Adam Rich, the previous youngster entertainer known for playing little Nicholas Bradford in “Eight Is Enough,” has passed on. He was 54.

Rich died Saturday in Brentwood, the Los Angeles Area Clinical Analyst Coroner’s Office affirmed to the Related Press. The reason for death was under investigation.

Rich made his television debut in a 1976 episode of “The Six Million Dollar Man” prior to handling his breakout job as the most youthful offspring of the Bradford family on “Eight Is Enough,” which ran from 1977 to 1981. The famous series made Rich one of the greatest kid stars of the period. During the ’80s he voiced Presto the Performer 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 melancholy and was more than once assailed by legitimate difficulties connected with medications and liquor in his 20s. He looked for treatment at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage and became clearheaded further down the road.

“Adam was basically a great person,” Rich’s marketing expert, Danny Deraney, said in a proclamation 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


1976 The Six Million Dollar Man
1977 The City
1977–81 Eight Is Enough
1978 Fantasy Island
1979 The Love Boat
1979 CHiPs
1979 Tukiki and His Search for a Merry Christmas
1980 3-2-1 Contact
1981 The Devil and Max Devlin
1981–82 Code Red
1982 CBS Children’s Mystery Theatre
1982 Fantasy Island
1982 CHiPs “
1983 Gun Shy
1983–85 Dungeons & Dragons
1986 St. Elsewhere
1986 Small Wonder
1986 Silver Spoons
1987 Eight Is Enough:
1988 Small Wonder
1989 An Eight Is Enough Wedding
1993 Baywatch
2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

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