Robin Leach, the enjoyment journalist and host whose syndicated tv collection lifestyles of the rich and famous hit smack-dab within the zeitgeist of the “greed is good” era in the course of its heyday within the 1980s and early ’90s, has died. He changed into 76.
Leach maximum lately have been working as a columnist on the Las Vegas evaluate–magazine. The newspaper relayed the information this morning that Leach exceeded away in a single day in Las Vegas. He had been hospitalized on account that November 21 after struggling a stroke. He had a 2d stroke Monday and have been in hospice care.
“despite the past 10 months, what a stunning lifestyles he had,” Leach’s circle of relatives stated on Twitter this morning. “Our Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle and friend Robin Leach surpassed away peacefully remaining night time at 1:50 a.m. each person’s guide and love over the past, nearly 12 months, has been exquisite and we’re so thankful. Memorial arrangements to follow. With love, Steven, Gregg and Rick Leach.”
Steven Leach is his son. Gregg and Rick are his brothers.
lifestyles of the rich and well-known ran in syndication from 1984-1995, showcasing the glitz and glamour of celebrities and moguls and usually from exclusive and steeply-priced locales. And it usually ended with Leach’s famed tagline, toasting visitors with “champagne needs and caviar desires.”
The display, distributed by CBS television Distribution, turned into additionally on the leading fringe of movie star worship, a precursor to nowadays’s full-throttle brand of movie star journalism. It featured main actors, musicians and tycoons — one season’s intro included pre-POTUS Donald Trump on foot down a luxurious hallway with Michael Jackson as the voice-over welcomed the target audience to “television’s unchallenged authority on wealth, status and achievement.” It earned an Emmy nomination in 1984.
The display, and Leach’s hosting style, were with no end in sight parodied (Dana Carvey on SNL some of the best), and numerous spinoffs came from it, inclusive of the short-lived Runaway With The wealthy and well-known.
Leach, born in London in 1941, turned into a daily Mail reporter through age 18. He moved to the U.S. in 1963 wherein he wrote for the likes of the ny each day news and helped launch human beings writing that mag’s first numerous cowl testimonies. He later released pass magazine and changed into display enterprise editor of Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid The big name.
on the television side, he became CNN’s first showbiz reporter and shot the enjoyment tonight pilot and was that display’s global roving senior correspondent for a time earlier than taking on lifestyles of the wealthy and well-known. He also became part of the development of the meals network. He moved to Las Vegas in 1999.
In 2005, Leach launched Luxe lifestyles for AOL earlier than the logo became consolidated with his Vegas DeLuxe website. He joined the evaluate–journal personnel in June 2016.