LAS VEGAS – Robin Leach, whose voice crystallized the opulent 1980s on TV’s “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” died Friday at the age of 76.
“It’s very sad. It’s a big loss and an end of an era,” said Pia Zadora, famed actress, and Las Vegas entertainer.
On Friday, Zadora talked fondly of her friend in a one-on-one sit down interview with Christianne Klein. She spoke about who he was outside of the glitz and the glam.
“Robin was extremely loyal; extremely caring, and he was just always there,” famed actress and Las Vegas entertainer Pia Zadora said. “He was extremely supportive of the community, and a friend to me, obviously, but he was just; he was unique because he was someone who combined old-school show business and glamour and he connected it to a new generation.”
Leach’s family said through a public relations firm that he died in Las Vegas, where he made his home.
Leach had a stroke in November while on vacation in Mexico that led to a months-long recovery, much of which he spent at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio before returning to Las Vegas in June.
She also went on to say Leach was a “sweet” man who “loved life” and who “loved women.”