Robin Leach, host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous has passed away at age 76. Robin suffered a stroke in November while he was in Cabo San Lucas, and he had been hospitalized since.
According to TMZ, Robin suffered another stroke on Monday, August 20, and was in hospice care until he died. His family made the following statement after his death:
“Despite the past 10 months, what a beautiful life he had. Our Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle and friend Robin Leach passed away peacefully last night. Everyone’s support and love over the past, almost one year, has been incredible and we are so grateful. Memorial arrangements to follow. With love, Steven, Gregg and Rick Leach.”
Robin Leach was born in London on August 29, 1941. He became interested in reporting in high school and became Britain’s youngest “Page One” reporter for the Daily Mail at age 18. In 1963, he moved to the US and continued his reporting career.
Before hosting Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous from 1984 to 1995, Robin had a variety of other television hosting gigs. Some of his most prominent work included reporting for CNN, People Tonight, and Entertainment Tonight. Robin is also credited with helping start the Food Network and Good Morning Australia.
Robin will be remembered for his incredible work in reporting and television. May he rest in peace, “champagne wishes and caviar dreams.”
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