DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Robin Leach (aged 76)
Robin Douglas Leach (29 August 1941 – 24 August 2018) was an English entertainment reporter and writer from London. Beginning 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. The show focused on profiling well-known celebrities and their lavish homes, cars and other materialistic details. His voice has often been parodied by other actors with his signature phrase, “champagne wishes and caviar dreams.”
DEATH: Leach died on 24 August 2018 at the age of 76 from complications of a stroke he had while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas on 21 November 2017. His death was announced through a family statement.