Robin Leach, the entertainment journalist known for Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, passed away last night at the age of 76.
Sad to report the death of famed celeb reporter, friend and colleague #RobinLeach @ 1:50 a.m. in #LasVegas. He would have been 77 Wednesday. He suffered a second stroke Monday. He in hospice care. He'd been hospitalized since Nov. 21, after suffering a stroke in Cabo San Lucas.
— John Katsilometes (@johnnykats) August 24, 2018
Leach suffered a stroke on Monday and was moved to hospice care.
“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 at 1:50 a.m.,” his family said in a statement. “Everyone’s support and love over the past, almost one year, has been incredible and we are so grateful. Memorial arrangements to follow.”
Leach’s Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous aired in syndication from 1984 to 1995. Television viewers tuned in to join Leach as he toured the extravagant lifestyles of entertainers, athletes, and business moguls.
Lifestyles was one of the first shows of its kind.