Entertainment Journalist best known for his work on the TV show, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” Robin Leach passed away on Thursday night, he was seventy-six years old.
Leach had been hospitalized since November of last year when he suffered a stroke in Cabo San Lucas as reported by John Katsilometes from the Las Vegas Review-Journal via Twitter suffered another stroke on Monday while in hospice care.
Katsilometes also tweeted the families statement
Leach who was originally from London, as reported by the Hollywood Reported, worked at London’s Daily Mail as the youngest editor, at eighteen years old, he went on to write for the “New York Daily News, Ladies’ Home Journal, People and The Star after moving to the U.S. in 1963.”
As the co-creator of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, he coined the catch-phrase, “Champagne wishes and caviar dreams,” the show which gave viewers a glimpse at how the Rich and Famous lived aired in syndication from 1984-1995 and help usher in the era of “celebrity-focused reality series and culture.” Leach was also an early investor into the Food Network.
Twitter Responded to his passing
Singer Vince Neil
In this special edition of the show aired in 1985 he interviews the “richest-man on earth..” Saudi tycoon Adnan Khashoggi.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends may he Rest in Peace.