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The veteran journalist who was best known to the WWE Universe for being a special celebrity guest at WrestleMania IV had been working as a celebrity columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The veteran entertainment journalist best known for his work on TV’s Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, died early Friday morning. He was 76.
Robin Leach had been hospitalized since Nov. 21 after suffering a stroke in Cabo San Lucas, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, where Leach worked as a celebrity columnist.
“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,” announced columnist John Katsilometes on Twitter.
“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.,” said the family in a statement. “Everyone’s support and love over the past, almost one year, has been incredible and we are so grateful. Memorial arrangements to follow.”
WWE posted the following:
Robin Leach passes away
“WWE is saddened to learn that Robin Leach, host of the popular “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” television series, has passed away at the age of 76.
Leach was best known to the WWE Universe for being a special celebrity guest at WrestleMania IV, presenting the WWF Championship before the final match of a tournament that was ultimately won by “Macho Man” Randy Savage.
WWE extends its condolences to his family, friends and fans.”