Former child star passes away at age 54.

Adam Rich, a young actor best known for playing “America’s little brother” on “Eight is Enough,” passed away at 54. According to Lt. Aimee Earl of the Los Angeles County Medical-Examiner Coroner’s office, Rich died away at his residence in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Although the reason for death is being looked into, it is not seen to be suspicious.

When he played Nicholas Bradford, the youngest of eight children, in the ABC smash dramedy “Eight is Enough,” from 1977 to 1981, Rich gained notoriety at 8. Rich had great success on the show, but after it ended, he had trouble sustaining an acting career.