Former The Surreal Life: Fame Games Host Robin Leach Dies at 76

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Renowned celebrity journalist Robin Leach passed away Thursday night. He was 76.

Remembered as the astounding host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and VH1’s The Surreal Life: Fame Game, Robin has reportedly “passed away peacefully.”

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.

According to columnist John Katsilometes, his family said in a statement:

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. Everyone’s support and love over the past, almost one year, has been incredible and we are so grateful. Memorial arrangements to follow. With love, Steven, Gregg and Rick Leach.

In 2007, Robin hosted The Surreal Life: Fame Games where 10 celebrity contestants including the late Emmanuel Lewis, rapper Rob “Vanilla Ice” Van Winkle, and hip hop artist Sandy “Pepa” Denton competed for $100,000 and the title of being the Most Famous Surreal Life All-Star.

Leach, who leaves behind three sons and four grandchildren, will be greatly missed.

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