‘Eight is Enough’ dad dies at age of 86

Published On June 23, 2015 | By Keri | Entertainment News

Eight is Enough star Dick Van Patten has died.

“I am sorry to report this sad news,” his rep said in a statement released today. “His family will not be doing any press at this time.”

Van Patten rose to fame as  Tom Bradford on the 1977-81 hit show Eight is Enough but he first appeared on Broadway at the age of 7.

He also had roles in movies such as Space Balls and Robin Hood Men in Tights.  He last had a guest role in the TV show Hot in Cleveland back in 2011.

The cause of death is still unknown.

Dick Van Patten was 86.


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