‘Eight Is Enough’ Alum Reportedly Dies

Former 'Eight Is Enough' Child Star Adam Rich Dead at 54: Report

Adam Wealthy
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Former baby star Adam Wealthy has reportedly died. He was 54.

The Eight Is Sufficient alum was discovered useless in his Los Angeles residence on Saturday, January 7, based on a TMZ report that cited a member of the family.

A reason for loss of life has not been introduced on the time of publication.

Former 'Eight Is Enough' Child Star Adam Rich Dead at 54: Report

Adam Wealthy in ‘Eight Is Sufficient.’

Wealthy rose to fame as a baby actor, notably enjoying youngest Bradford baby Nicholas on the sitcom Eight Is Sufficient. The ABC sequence ran for 5 seasons between 1977 and 1981, chronicling the adventures of the Bradford brood’s eight youngsters. Dick Van Patten, Connie Needham, Grant Goodeve, Willie Aames, Lani O’Grady and Laurie Walters additionally starred.

“I feel [Adam was one of the reasons that the show] was an enormous success,” Van Patten, who died in 2015 on the age of 86, recalled of working along with his former TV son in a throwback Archive of American Tv interview. “Folks liked him. They named their baby ‘Nicholas’ and every little thing due to him.”

He continued: “He was like 7 years outdated [when we started the show] and he was cute and he was a superb actor. He was very pure.”

Van Patten additionally revealed that he saved in contact with Wealthy — and his different TV youngsters — “each occasionally” by way of cellphone calls since they’re all “unfold out” all through the US.

Wealthy continued appearing via the years, reserving transient TV roles on The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, CHiPs, Silver Spoons and Baywatch. The Code Crimson alum had taken a step again from the highlight in recent times, although ceaselessly used his platform to advocate for psychological well being.

“Human beings weren’t constructed to endure psychological sickness. The mere undeniable fact that some individuals think about these to be weak, or have a scarcity of will is completely laughable as a result of it’s the entire reverse,” the Dungeons & Dragons actor tweeted in September 2022. “It takes a really, very robust individual… a warrior if you’ll… to battle such sicknesses.”

Wealthy retweeted his message the next December after it was confirmed that dancer Stephen “tWitch” Boss died by suicide on the age of 40. “The one factor these affected by a psychological sickness know learn how to do is faux to be OK,” he wrote by way of Twitter on the time. “Sufficient! The stigma is killing individuals. Be your self. OK, or not OK, is the one method to create change, & stomp the stigma! Heal your fact.”

If you happen to or somebody you realize is in emotional misery or contemplating suicide, name the 988 Suicide & Disaster Lifeline at 988.