Adam Prosperous, the damaged-down child wide name who completed Nicholas Bradford in ABC’s Eight Is Sufficient, has died at age 54, TMZ experiences.
Prosperous regarded on the notify at some level of its five-season bustle from 1977 to 1981, where he portrayed the pageboy-haired son of Tom Bradford (Dick Van Patten).
In step with TMZ and CNN, Prosperous died Saturday in his Los Angeles home, with a law enforcement offer telling the outlet that his demise became as soon as no longer substandard play. Reps for Prosperous did no longer instantly acknowledge to PEOPLE’s ask for comment.
Prosperous’s manager shared a commentary about the gradual actor thru Twitter, asserting in phase, “Must you knew Adam, you ultimate loved the guy. And oh, the experiences he might presumably picture.”
While taking half within the youngest son within the sequence — and forward of taking on so much of different roles thru the gradual ’70s and ’80s — the actor regarded on the quilt of the Dec. 3, 1979 sigh of PEOPLE magazine with costars Van Patten, Grant Goodeve, and Willie Aames. The tale detailed the dual carriageway to the notify’s success, from the demise of the recent sequence’ mother, Diana Hyland, ultimate four episodes into Eight is Sufficient, to Designate Hamill exiting his characteristic after a automobile accident forward of the premiere. After tragedy and casting changes, the notify managed to develop valid into a success on ABC, with 112 episodes in total aired.
Van Patten, who died in 2015, called the then-child wide name “basically the most knowing person on the notify and extremely sweet, careful of contributors’s emotions, which is uncommon in young folk.”
“Dick’s like your father, simplest he’s no longer bossy,” Prosperous suggested PEOPLE as a child of his costar. “He laughs at all my jokes.”
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After the success of the notify, Prosperous went on to appear in so much of different sequence, in conjunction with ABC’s Code Crimson in 1981 and 1983’s Dungeons & Dragons, by which he voiced teenage wizard Presto, the Magician.
Within the gradual ’80s, he regarded in both television motion pictures Eight Is Sufficient: A Family Reunion and An Eight Is Sufficient Marriage ceremony. All the intention in which thru the first particular, launched in 1987, Prosperous became as soon as 18 years worn and suggested PEOPLE he obtained “plenty much less adorable” within the years since filming the hit notify. At the time, he moved into his comprise condominium in Sherman Oaks, where Van Patten became as soon as his landlord, in an effort to additional pursue acting.
Prosperous later made about a appearances in TV and film within the ’90s and ’00s, forward of being listed in VH1’s list of basically the most attention-grabbing 100 child stars at No. 71.