Adam Rich’s portrayal of Nicholas Bradford in the ABC popular comedy-drama Eight Is Enough won him a lot of fans. He was surprisingly only eight when he was chosen for the role in the program. Rich played the youngest kid of Tom Bradford, an eight-child widower played by Dick Van Patten.
The film Eight Is Enough was based on Tom Braden’s book of the same name. Five seasons of the television show were broadcast between 1977 and 1981. Adam Rich was known as “America’s Little Brother” while the show was airing because he was well-liked on Eight Is Enough.
Adam Rich has also appeared in a number of well-known television programs, including Baywatch, Small Wonder, the Dungeons & Dragons animated series, Gun Shy, Code Red, and CHiPs.
In the 1987 television film, Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion and the 1989 film An Eight Is Enough Wedding, the actor returned to his Eight Is Enough character. Adam Rich last made an appearance in a self-portrait in the 2003 movie Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star. He also portrayed Crocodile Dundee in a 2003 Reel Comedy episode.
Rich’s brother in the show was portrayed by Willie Aames, who posted a Facebook tribute to his buddy and fellow performer:
“This morning Winnie woke me with the heartbreaking news of Adam Rich’s passing. I’m gutted. Adam was more than a colleague. He was very much my only little brother. A lifelong friend,”
You can read details about Adam Rich’s cause of deἀth below…
Adam Rich Cause Of Deἀth
On January 7, 2023, Adam Rich, a well-known kid actor from the 1977 Eight Is Enough sitcom, went away. He was 54. His deἀth had been previously attributed to an accἰdent, but the exact cause of deἀth was unknown.
Now, it has been disclosed by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office that Rich pἀssed away as a result of the “effects of fentanyl”. On January 8, Rich’s body was discovered at his Los Angeles residence.
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Rich’s deἀth was announced by his representative Danny Deraney in a statement on Twitter. He wrote:
“Adam was simply a wonderful guy. 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.”
Thank you all for reaching out regarding Adam Rich.
If you knew Adam, you just loved the guy. And oh the stories he could tell.
Here is my statement: pic.twitter.com/3OITGnESuf
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) January 8, 2023
According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, more than half of overdose deἀths in the United States involve fentanyl. National Safety Council, fentanyl was responsible for 67,325 unnecessary fatalities in 2021, a 26 percent rise over the 53,480 preventable deἀths in 2020.