The cause of death of Robin Leach has finally been revealed! The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous host died of a stroke which in medical term is called an end-stage cerebrovascular accident, multiple sources have confirmed. He was 76.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, where Robin used to work as a celebrity columnist, he had been hospitalized since November 2017 when he suffered a stroke in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
The newspaper further reported that he had a second and more serious stroke on Monday, August 20.
In a statement to the newspaper, Leach family 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.
John Katsilometes, a fellow columnist, took to Twitter on Friday, August 24, to share further details on Robin's passing, writing,
Sad to report the death of famed celeb reporter, friend and colleague #RobinLeach @ 1:50 a.m. in #LasVegas. He would have been 77 Wednesday. He suffered a second stroke Monday. He [was] in hospice care. He’d been hospitalized since Nov. 21, after suffering a stroke in Cabo San Lucas.
Here's the tweet, check it out.
Sad to report the death of famed celeb reporter, friend and colleague #RobinLeach @ 1:50 a.m. in #LasVegas. He would have been 77 Wednesday. He suffered a second stroke Monday. He in hospice care. He'd been hospitalized since Nov. 21, after suffering a stroke in Cabo San Lucas.
— John Katsilometes (@johnnykats) August 24, 2018
Born on August 29, 1941 in Perivale, UK, Robin got his first job as a reporter at the age of 15. He moved to New York in 1963 to work for The New York Daily News, People and other publications before hosting Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous - a show featuring the lavish homes and lives of celebrities - in 1984 (It ran until 1995).
Robin is survived by his sons Steven Leach, Gregg Leach and Rick Leach.