FORMER child star passes away at age 54.

Former child star Adam Rich, famous for his role as Nicholas Bradford on “Eight is Enough,” has passed away at the age of 54 in his Los Angeles home. While the exact cause of death is being investigated, no foul play is suspected.

Rich gained fame as a young actor during his time on the ABC series from 1977 to 1981. However, he encountered difficulties in sustaining his acting career after the show concluded, including a DUI arrest in 2002 and an attempted break-in at a drugstore in 1991. His struggles with substance use and legal issues are sadly common among child performers who experience the pressures of fame.

Despite these challenges, Adam Rich will be remembered for his role in “Eight is Enough” and the joy he brought to audiences. His on-screen stepmother, Betty Buckley, fondly remembered him as a light and a friend, emphasizing the importance of supporting young actors in the entertainment industry.