Robin Leach Bio
|Robin Douglas Leach was born on 29 August 1941 in London, the United Kingdom 24 August 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. He was an English entertainment reporter and writer from London. Leach first began his career as a print journalist in England and then relocated to the United States. He was best known for hosting the television series Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous from 1984 to 1995. The show focused on well-known profiling celebrities and their lavish homes, cars and other materialistic details. His voice is often parodied by different actors with his signature phrase, “champagne wishes and caviar dreams.|
|Born||29 August 1941 in London, United Kingdom|
|Died||24 August 2018 (aged 76) in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Cause of Death||End-stage cerebrovascular accident (stroke).|
|Wife||Judith Desser (1968 – 1977), Joan Severance (2002) – currenly married to Rom Gemar.|
|Parents||Violet Victoria (Phillips), his mother and Douglas Thomas Leach, his father.|
|Children||He has three sons Steven, Gregg and Rick Leach and four grandsons.|
|Net Worth||His Net Worth was estimated at $ 15 Million as of 2018|
Robin Leach Biography
Leach was born in London, to his parents Violet Victoria (Phillips), his mother and Douglas Thomas Leach, his father, a sales executive. During grammar school at Harrow High School, 10 miles (16 km) from London, he edited a school magazine, The Gayton Times, at age 14. At age 15 he became a general news reporter for the Harrow Observer and started a monthly glossy town magazine at age 17.
Robin Leach Career
Leach started working for the Daily Mail as Britain’s youngest “Page One” reporter at age 18. In 1963, he immigrated to the United States. Leach maintained his English accent throughout his life (which would become a trademark of his when he began working in television years later). He wrote for several American newspapers, including New York Daily News, People, and Ladies Home Journal, before launching GO Magazine in 1967 and then became show business editor of The Star.
Leach breakthrough in television was as a regular contributor to AM Los Angeles, with Regis Philbin & Sarah Purcell on KABC-TV. Other television work includes reporting for People Tonight, on CNN and Entertainment Tonight and helping start Good Morning Australia, as well as the Food Network. Leach was also a guest at the World Wrestling Federation’s WrestleMania IV, where he read the rules for the championship tournament. Leach hosted an exposé documentary of Madonna – Madonna Exposed – for the Fox network in March 1993. The documentary was a biography of Madonna focusing on her career and publicity stunts. Before the documentary aired, he gave Madonna a cell phone number; he claimed that at any point during the airing Madonna could call Leach and argue any point. Madonna never called, and the documentary continued without incident. He also hosted the Lifestyles spinoff Fame, Fortune, and Romance, along with future Today Show host Matt Lauer.
Leach hosted The Surreal Life: Fame Games on VH1 in 2007. He also served as the public address announcer for the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Starting in 1999, he resided in Las Vegas. He wrote for the Las Vegas Sun and the daily VegasDeluxe.com website from 2008 through June 2016, when Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Review-Journal hired him.
Leach appeared in the 2006 documentary film Maxed Out, which chronicled the rise of the credit card industry in the United States and the concurrent increased personal debt among working-class people. Leach remarked, “Nobody would watch Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown.” A review in The Baltimore Sun highlighted the comment.
Robin Leach Death and Cause
Leach died 1:54 a.m. on 24 August 2018 at the age of 76 from complications of a stroke suffered while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas on October 21, 2017. Her Death was confirmed by the Clark County Coroner, Jon Fudenberg. The cause of death was specified as end-stage cerebrovascular accident (stroke). Leach was under the care of Nathan Adelson Hospice at St.Rose Domincan, San Martin Campus. He is survived by his three children ( Steven, Gregg and Rick Leach) and four grandsons.
— Clark County Nevada (@ClarkCountyNV) August 24, 2018
Robin Leach Joan Severance
Robin Leach was first married to Judith Desser from 1968 to 1977. He later dated his long time girlfrind Joan Severance (2002). Their relationship however did not last long as Joan is currently married Rom emar a Cinematographer.
Robin Leach Featured in popular culture
Leach and Lifestyles have been referenced and parodied many times in music, TV, and films;
- He is parodied in Ice Cube’s skit song “Robin Lench” from the 1991 album Death Certificate.
- Dana Carvey parodies him on SNL’s Weekend Update with Dennis Miller.
- He was parodied in the Tiny Toon Adventures episode “Henny Youngman Day.”
- He was referenced in the 2007 song “Glamorous” by Fergie featuring Ludacris. During his appearance in the
- song, Ludacris raps “Lifestyles so rich and famous; Robin Leach’ll get jealous.”
- He was also referenced in The Notorious B.I.G.’s 1994 single “Juicy.”
Condolence Messages on Twitter
Forever champagne wishes and caviar dreams to Robin Leach RIP pic.twitter.com/whv8VtTxu5
— Jeff Dwoskin – Hashtag Roundup (@bigmacher) August 24, 2018
RIP Robin Leach. You lived a life full of champagne wishes and caviar dreams.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) August 24, 2018
Legendary entertainment journalist Robin Leach had died at 76. He was known for ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ and for the line “Champagne wishes and caviar dreams.”
In a 1994 interview with Robin, Predator trump wondered if 1 yr old Tiffany would have her mother’s breasts.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) August 24, 2018