Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous Robin Leach Dies

Robin Leach Dies

Robin Leach, a celebrity columnist and television host who famously signed off each episode of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” with his signature catchphrase of “Champagne wishes and caviar dreams,” died Friday.

He was 76.

Leach had been hospitalized since November after suffering a stoke while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas on October 21, 2017.

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, he was later transferred to a nearby rehab facility, but suffered setbacks in his recovery and was unable to fully return to speaking full sentences.

On Monday, Leach suffered a second stroke.

His son Steven issued the following statement in which he said “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 a.m. Everyone’s support and love over the past, almost one year, has been incredible and we are so grateful. Memorial arrangements to follow.”

Robin Leach was an English entertainment reporter and writer from London.
He began his career as a print journalist, first in England and then in the United States.
He became best known for hosting the television series Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous from 1984 to 1995.
At age 15 he became a general news reporter for the Harrow Observer.
He and started a monthly glossy town magazine at age 17.
Leach got his start in television as a regular contributor to AM Los Angeles, with Regis Philbin & Sarah Purcell on KABC-TV.
Other television work includes reporting for People Tonight, on CNN and Entertainment Tonight and helping start Good Morning Australia, as well as the Food Network.
Leach was a guest at the World Wrestling Federation’s WrestleMania IV, where he read the rules for the championship tournament.
Leach hosted an exposé documentary of Madonna — Madonna Exposed — for the Fox network in March 1993.
Leach hosted The Surreal Life: Fame Games on VH1 in 2007.
He also served as the public address announcer for the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
He is referenced in the song, “Juicy”, by Christopher The Notorious B.I.G. Wallace and is also referenced in the song, “Glamorous”, by Fergie and Ludacris.

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