Former Child TV Star adam richDeath was likely the result of an overdose – at least according to investigators who found evidence to support this theory.
Law enforcement sources with direct knowledge told TMZ … the manager of the Adam’s LA area apartment building found his body during a welfare check on Saturday after no one had news from the actor since January 5. We’re told he was found in the bathroom.
We’re told officers believe Adam had been dead for some time at the time…and our sources say there was a white powdery substance found at the scene, which cops believe to be drugs. Based on this and Adam’s past struggles with drugs, investigators are considering this as a possible OD. As previously reported, foul play is not suspected.
While that’s what law enforcement thinks at this time, the official cause of death won’t be known until they get the autopsy and toxicology results.
We broke the story…Adam’s family got wind of his disappearance This weekend. He struggled with drugs for years – and was even arrested once for allegedly trying to steal pills from a pharmacy. Adam was on the show “Eight is Enough” from 1977 to 1981. He was 54 years old.