Robin Leach

Birth Name:
Robin Douglas Leach
Birth Date:
August 29, 1941
Birth Place:
London, England
Death Date:
August 24, 2018
Place of Death:
Las Vegas, Nevada
Cause of Death:
Cemetery Name:
Palm Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
Robin Leach was a TV personality, entertainment reporter, writer and columnist who became a symbol of unapologetic opulence as host of the popular syndicated television show “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” in the 1980s and ’90s. With his distinctive, British-accented voice and exuberant, exclamation-point delivery, Mr. Leach was widely recognized and just as widely parodied during the initial run of the show, from 1984 to 1995, and long after. In 1984, Leach launched the syndicated show "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," which became his most iconic work. Decades before MTV’s Cribs or E!’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Leach’s show exposed viewers to the lavish homes and favorite destinations of famous people, and helped transform celebrity culture into what it is today. The show lasted until 1995, and made Leach an icon of “champagne wishes and caviar dreams,” as he said in his sign-off every episode. Other television work included 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.

Fun Facts

To answer your first question – no he was not gay.

His last home is located at 7869 Bermuda Dunes Avenue in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mr. Leach generally took the many parodies of him and his show in stride. Among the more memorable Leach impersonations in the 1980s and ’90s was Dana Carvey’s on “Saturday Night Live.” Last year, when Mr. Carvey and Jon Lovitz performed together in Las Vegas, Mr. Leach had a chance to review Mr. Carvey’s version of him. “If I really do sound like Dana’s brilliant impression — ‘I’m Robin Leach, I’m yelling, and I don’t know why!” — then I deserve the ridicule,” Mr. Leach wrote in The Review-Journal, echoing a line from Mr. Carvey’s bit. “Fortunately, that’s only behind a mic and not in everyday life!” In an interview Dana Carvey spoke kindly of Mr. Leach: “Robin Leach thankfully loved my impression of him”. “Over the years he would catch my act in Vegas, and I always made a point to do him directly to him. He would laugh uproariously and then heckle me in his distinctive booming voice: ‘If you’re gonna do me I should get paid!’ He was fun to talk to — incredibly charming and smart.”

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Palm Memorial Park

7600 S Eastern Avenue

Las Vegas, Nevada, 89123


North America


Map of Palm Memorial Park in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Map of Palm Memorial Park in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Grave Location:

Lakeside Terrace

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery turn right and then left and continue on to the roundabout. Drive straight through the roundabout and continue 100 feet to the foot path on your left. Take this foot path 50 feet over the stream and then look to your right and you will find the elegant monument of Robin Leach – just a short distance from actor Tony Curtis.

Grave Location GPS

36.050852, -115.112935



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