Adam Wealthy, who as a toddler actor starred within the Nineteen Seventies sitcom Eight Is Sufficient, died in January of an unintended fentanyl overdose.
The reason for demise comes through an L.A. County Medical Examiner’s post-mortem report, obtained by TMZ, which additionally reveals that the 54-year-old had non-toxic ranges of alcohol and lorazepam when he was discovered useless in his residence within the Los Angeles space 5 months in the past.
Wealthy starred as youngest son Nicholas Bradford on Eight Is Sufficient, staying with the ABC sitcom for all 5 seasons between 1977 and 1981 and reprising the position for reunion TV films in 1987 and 1989.
He additionally starred within the TV present Code Crimson and guest-starred on St. Elsewhere, Silver Spoons, Small Surprise, and Baywatch earlier than leaving movie and TV screens in 2003.
In his grownup years, Wealthy struggled with substance abuse and was as soon as arrested for allegedly stealing medicine from a pharmacy, TMZ notes.
After his demise, different Eight Is Sufficient stars paid tribute to Wealthy on social media. “I’m gutted,” Willie Ames, the actor behind Nicholas’s older brother Tommy Bradford, wrote on Fb. “Adam was greater than a colleague. He was very a lot my solely little brother. A lifelong pal.”
And Betty Buckley, who performed stepmom Abby Bradford on the present, shared recollections of the actor on Instagram, writing, “Adam Wealthy was a lightweight and my younger pal for the 4 seasons I used to be blessed to work with him on Eight Is Sufficient. I adored him and beloved working with him in our scenes collectively on the present. He was so candy, humorous, recent, and pure. He introduced plenty of pleasure to all of us on the present and to our audiences.”
A number of of Wealthy’s Hollywood contemporaries mourned the loss, too.
“Relaxation in peace, Adam Wealthy,” tweeted Too Shut for Consolation star Lydia Cornell. “Such unhappy information. Gone too quickly.”
“Adam Wealthy, RIP, my pal,” wrote Diff’hire Strokes alum Todd Bridges.
Bewitched alum Erin Murphy tweeted, “How can this be true?! RIP, candy Adam Wealthy.”
And Stand by Me’s Corey Feldman wrote, “One other sensible mild, one other tortured soul, one other baby star who couldn’t discover his peace after what he endured! He was a pal, a comrade, [and] a proficient particular person [with] a deep ardour [for] serving to others perceive psychological sickness! #RIPAdamRich. I’ll miss him!”