Adam Rich, actor of ‘Eight is enough’, died from the effects of fentanyl


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former “Eight Is Enough” child star Adam Rich has died from the effects of the drug fentanyl, the medical examiner’s office has ruled.

The death of Rich, who was 54, was ruled an accident, says an autopsy report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Rich was discovered dead at his home in the Brentwood Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles on January 7 during a welfare check.

The property manager entered the home after noticing the keys in the front door, according to a case report.

Sporting a pageboy haircut, Rich played Nicholas Bradford on the 1977 sitcom «Eight Is Enough.»

He also did voice acting work, playing Presto the Magician in the 1983 cartoon series «Dungeons and Dragons.» Rich guest-starred on other hit shows, including «The Love Boat,» «CHiPS,» and «Baywatch.» .

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