Eight Is Enough star Adam Rich 'may have died of overdose at 54 trends now

Eight Is Enough star Adam Rich 'may have died of overdose at 54 trends now
Eight Is Enough star Adam Rich 'may have died of overdose at 54 trends now

Eight Is Enough star Adam Rich 'may have died of overdose at 54 trends now

Adam Rich, who starred as the youngest son on the popular series Eight Is Enough, may have succumbed to an overdose.

A family member previously announced that the former actor had died at his home on Saturday at the age of 54.

Now law enforcement insiders have alleged to TMZ that investigators are examining the possibility he overdosed as the police allegedly found white powder that they suspect was drugs at the scene. He has reportedly had drug issues in the past.

His apartment building manager is said to have discovered Rich's body in his bathroom two days after anyone had last heard from him.

Departed: Adam Rich, who starred as the youngest son on Eight Is Enough, may have succumbed to an overdose per TMZ; pictured in Park City, Utah around Christmas 2020

Departed: Adam Rich, who starred as the youngest son on Eight Is Enough, may have succumbed to an overdose per TMZ; pictured in Park City, Utah around Christmas 2020

After Rich had not been heard from since Thursday, the building manager reportedly performed a wellness check on Saturday.

Although law enforcement do not suspect foul play, they are claimed to believe Rich had been dead for some time before his body was found.

The autopsy results and toxicology report are still forthcoming, so the precise cause of death will not be announced until then.

Previously, the family member who announced Rich's death did not specify a cause, but police sources said it did not appear to be foul play. 

Child star: A family member previously announced that the former actor had died at his home on Saturday at the age of 54; pictured on the right in 2019 in Hollywood

Child star: A family member previously announced that the former actor had died at his home on Saturday at the age of 54; pictured on the right in 2019 in Hollywood

Adam had starred in a number of projects throughout his career, which began after he was cast in the late 1970s ABC sitcom, Eight Is Enough, as Nicholas Bradford, when he was just eight years old. 

The series, which aired for a total of five seasons, had followed the premise of, 'a family with eight very independent children,' according to an IMDB synopsis.   

Following the show, he additionally made appearances in Code Red, which lasted for one season, and was a voice actor for Dungeons And Dragons. He also worked on the 1997 film, The City. 

However, the talented star made the decision to step away from Hollywood and the entertainment industry in the '80s to stay out of the limelight, and opted for a more private life.

Cause of death unknown: The family member did not reveal his cause of death, but police sources said it did not appear to be foul play

Cause of death unknown: The family member did not reveal his cause of death, but police sources said it did not appear to be foul play

Adam was born in 1968, and lived most of his life in Los Angeles. His career took off when he began learning from a drama teacher at Chatsworth High School, who had also taught talented stars such as Top Gun alum, Val Kilmer. 

One of the actor's

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