‘Eight Is Enough’ Child Star Adam Rich Dead At 54

Dick Van Patten, Adam Rich, Willie Aames and Grant Goodeve, actors of television series Eight is Enough, playing football. (Photo by Tony Korody/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Rich was best known for starring in the ABC-TV series “Eight Is Enough.”
  • The actor died Saturday at his Los Angeles-area home, according to a family member.
  • Rich’s cause of death has yet to be announced but so far foul play is not expected.
  • “I think he was why the show was a big success,” Dick Van Patten said before he died in 2015 about his then-young costar.


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