Robin Leach Dead at 76 – ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ Host Dies In Hospital

Robin Leach, 76, who took everyday folks into the homes of celebrities on The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, has died. The news of his death emerged today along with a report that he had been hospitalized for the last 10-months. Robin Leach died in the hospital, where he has been since he suffered a stroke in November.

Robin Leach was Household Name to Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers waited with baited breath to see where Robin Leach would take them week after week on his syndicated show. Furthermore, he never disappointed his faithful viewers. He could make even the most mundane interview seem exciting. The news that Robin Leach has died brought celebrities to the social media sites today.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous allowed regular folks to peep into the lives of the world’s celebrities before the Internet became mainstream. According to CNN News, the show Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous aired from 1984 to 1995.

The Family of Robin Leach Releases Statement

Robin Leach died last night, according to a statement his family released today. That statement included:

“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 am. “Everyone’s support and love over the past, almost one year, has been incredible and we are so grateful.”

‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ From 1980s – 1990s

The name Robin Leach was a household name back in the 1980s and 1990s as he visited homes of movie stars, television stars, celebrities, rock stars, and singers, along with just about anyone else who was famous. He shared his journey through the homes of these famous folks, along with getting some exclusive interviews from the well-known faces.

Career Journey of a Great Celebrity

He started his career as a journalist at the Daily Mail. From there Leach wrote for People Magazine and the New York Daily News. He became the editor of Rupert Murdoch’s Star tabloid back in the early 1960s.

Entertainment Tonight was a venue he helped launch through Paramount Television before his famous show. He then co-created and hosted Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.

Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous was created during a time before the online world existed in most homes. Other than magazines and a few specials on TV, regular folks didn’t get to see how the other half lived. Before the dawn of the Internet or its availability to the average home, there was Robin Leach.

‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous Precursor to MTV Cribs

He came on the air visiting the homes of celebrities across the world and he shared this with the folks at home. In 2,000 MTV Cribs did something similar with musicians homes, but Robin Leach was the man who coined the idea.

Robin Leach was a huge part of the entertainment world as he did more than just give people a glimpse of celebrities and their lifestyles. He was entertaining while he did this and folks loved him.

Celebrities have offered their condolences online today and offered up some memories they shared about Robin Leach. Some of these tweets appear throughout this article. The people at Soap Dirt extend their condolences to the family of Robin Leach.