News // ROBIN LEACH, 'LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS' HOST, DIES

The television personality and journalist was 76.



Prolific journalist, Robin Leach, has passed away. He was 76.


Leach was best known for his work on TV's Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.


The personality had been hospitalized since November 21, 2017, after suffering a stroke while visiting Cabo San Lucas, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the paper for which Leach was most recently writing, serving as a celebrity columnist since 2016.


Leach was born on August 29, 1941 and wrote for The Harrow Observer while attending the Harrow County School for Boys. After school, Leach became the youngest editor at London's Daily Mail at 18 before writing for the New York Daily News, Ladies' Home Journal, People and The Star upon his move to the U.S. in 1963.


He helped launch the syndicated Entertainment Tonight news show before co-creating Lifestyles with producer Al Masini. The series highlighted the lavish lifestyles and homes of the most popular and legendary celebrities. It's popularity helped usher in a new wave of reality-based, celebrity-focused series to follow.


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