Adam Rich, best known for his role as Nicholas Bradford on the TV show “Eight Is Enough,” has died at the age of 54. Rich passed away on Saturday at his home in Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner Coroner’s office.
The cause of death is currently under investigation but is not believed to be suspicious. Rich struggled with mental illness and substance abuse issues throughout his life and had sought treatment at the Betty Ford Center.
He had been sober for seven years and had been active on social media discussing his struggles with mental illness and encouraging others to never give up.
Rich had a limited acting career beyond his role on “Eight Is Enough,” appearing in single episodes of popular TV shows such as “The Love Boat,” “The Six Million Dollar Man,” and “Baywatch.” His most recent credited role was as Crocodile Dundee on “Reel Comedy” in 2003.