Sam Rubin, Beloved Entertainment News Reporter, Dead at 64

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Sam Rubin, Beloved Entertainment News Reporter, Dead at 64


Terrible information immediately out of the world of journalism and leisure:

Sam Rubin, a preferred reporter on KTLA since method again 1991, handed away on Friday from a coronary heart assault.

He was 64 years outdated.

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Sam Rubin attends the GRAMMY Gift Lounge throughout the sixty fifth GRAMMY Awards At Tom’s Watch Bar on February 2, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for The Recording Academy))

The reporter appeared on air only a day earlier than his stunning demise, with colleagues saying he confirmed no indicators of sickness on May 9 or of any of something being unsuitable in any respect.

Rubin remained with solely KTLA at some stage in his profession, which kicked off over three a long time in the past and which rapidly established Rubin as a star in his trade as a consequence of his breadth movie and tv — alongside along with his charisma.

On digicam, Rubin was identified to be jocular and heat, usually speaking about his actions along with his spouse and 4 children.

He got here throughout each A-lister you may think about or cite, as an interview with Rubin was an everyday a part of any promotional tour.

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Sam Rubin arrives at GBK Pre Oscar Gift Lounge at Kimpton La Peer Hotel on February 7, 2020 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images for GBK Productions)

“Sam was an icon in Los Angeles and the entertainment industry and he was a beloved member of our Nexstar Nation. My prayers are with his family and the KTLA family as we mourn his passing. He will be missed,” Perry Sook, chairman and CEO of Nexstar, stated in a press release.

Added NBC Los Angeles anchor Lynette Romero, who labored with Rubin at KTLA for practically 25 years:

“He would respect all of us saying how a lot we beloved him…

“I don’t suppose he knew that this was his dream job. I don’t suppose he knew this was his future, but it surely was.

“He knew each superstar and each superstar knew him. I don’t know if there’s one particular person he wished to interview that he didn’t get to interview…

“It will be very hard to move on past that, but he would want that. And he would want all of us to remember him and think of him and smile because he did that for other people.”

KTLA’s Sam Rubin and twenty sixth SAG Awards Ambassador Logan Browning attend the Silver Carpet Roll Out Event for the twenty sixth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 17, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for Turner)

Actor Yvette Nicole Brown known as “a friend” on Twitter, noting “I enjoyed all the times I got to visit him at KTLA.”

And Rubin’s longtime colleague and good friend Frank Buckley praised the late reporter as follows:

“The Sam that you saw on the air is the Sam that was off the air. Our hearts are broken. To all of us he shared his mornings with on television, and to those he worked with behind the scenes … we will not forget him. Quite simply, Sam was KTLA.”

Sam Rubin is survived by his spouse, Leslie, and 4 kids. May he relaxation in peace.

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