Almost six months after Adam Wealthy died at the age of 54, his reason for dying has been revealed.
In response to a current report from the Los Angeles Medical Examiner’s office, Wealthy died on January 7 as a result of “results of fentanyl.” His passing was dominated as an accident.
Information broke in January that the Eight Is Sufficient alum had been found dead in his Los Angeles house.
Wealthy was best known for his role as youngest sibling Nicholas Bradford on ABC’s Eight Is Sufficient, which ran for 5 seasons between 1977 and 1981. The sitcom adopted the every day adventures of the expansive Bradford Brood. Dick Van Patten, Connie Needham, Grant Goodeve, Willie Aames, Lani O’Grady and Laurie Walters additionally starred.
“I believe [Adam was one of the reasons that the show] was a giant success,” Van Patten, who died in 2015 on the age of 86, recalled of working together with his former TV son in a throwback Archive of American Television interview. “Individuals beloved him. They named their little one ‘Nicholas’ and all the things due to him.”
He continued: “He was like 7 years outdated [when we started the show] and he was cute and he was a good actor. He was very pure.”
After Eight Is Sufficient wrapped, Wealthy continued appearing and scored roles within the likes of The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, CHiPs, Silver Spoons and Baywatch. The Code Pink alum finally took a step again from the highlight within the years previous his dying.
After Wealthy handed away, lots of his TV siblings paid tribute to his legacy.
“This morning [my wife] Winnie woke me with the heartbreaking information of Adam Wealthy’s passing,” Aames, 62, wrote through Facebook in January. “I’m gutted. Adam was greater than a colleague. He was very a lot my solely little brother. A lifelong buddy.”
He continued on the time: “These previous few years Adam had goals of renewing his profession. He was a kind of child actors that our technology will all the time keep in mind.”
Corey Feldman additionally paid tribute to Wealthy through Twitter. “One other sensible gentle, one other tortured soul, one other little one star who couldn’t discover his peace after what he endured,” the 51-year-old actor, who’s also known for his roles as a child star, tweeted on the time. “He was a buddy, a comrade & a proficient particular person w a deep ardour 4 helping others understand mental illness. I’ll miss him!”
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The Goonies star added: “I hope & pray he’s in a position 2 C this in some way from on the market! Cuz it positive would have helped his Coronary heart 2 C it whereas he was nonetheless right here!”