Adam Rich, former “Eight is Enough” child star Died

Adam Rich died from an accidental fentanyl overdose in January, according to an autopsy report from theMedical Examiner-Coroner.

Rich’s bloodstream also had what was termed nontoxic levels of alcohol and the generic version of Ativan, called lorazepam.

Rich, best known for starring in the television drama-comedy Eight Is Enough, was 54.

He died January 8 at his Los Angeles area home. No foul play suspected.

The Eight Enough series followed Bradford family, which consisted of eight children. It detailed their life as they date, grow, marry and had children themselves. Rich portrayed Nicholas Bradford, the youngest son.

The ABC show, starred Dick Van Patten, Lani O’Grady, Connie Needham, and Grant Goodeve, ran from 1977 to 1981.

Rich’s other TV credits included Code Red, Dungeons & Dragons,S mall Wonder, St. Elsewhere and Baywatch.

He arrested in 1991 for smashing a pharmacy window obtain drugs – and bailed out by his former TV dad, Van Patten.

There ensued years rehab, but Rich was arrested again 2002 charges driving under the influence after nearly striking a California Highway Patrol car.

His final credits include a cameo in the David Spade movie Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, in addition to Comedy where played Crocodile Dundee. Both released in 2003.

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