Beloved Hollywood leisure reporter Sam Rubin has died at age 64. He died from a coronary heart assault at his house in Los Angeles on Friday (native time).

9’s Director of Morning Tv Steven Burling gave a touching assertion about Rubin, who was a long-time reporter for In the present day and In the present day Further.

“Sam was a unprecedented determine in Hollywood, he was a fixture not solely on purple carpets and awards ceremonies however a day by day presence for greater than three many years on KTLA in Los Angeles,” he stated.

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Sam Rubin died on the age of 64. (KTLA)

“Sam’s historical past with the In the present day Present and In the present day Further spans nearly as lengthy – practically 20 years. His professionalism, his huge data and his contacts is what first attracted us to getting Sam on to speak leisure out of Los Angeles. What stored him as a part of our wider group (for these many years) was his heat, good humour and fervour.

“He liked what he did and he liked these he labored with. I am pondering notably of his spouse and children, his KTLA household… and Dickie (who was extremely shut).”

9’s Leisure Reporter Richard Wilkins gave an emotional tribute to his long-time pal and colleague.

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Sam Rubin was a frequent correspondent on Today.
Dickie remembered his long-time pal advert colleague’s loss of life. (In the present day)

“The leisure world has actually misplaced certainly one of its biggest colleagues and pricey mates as we speak,” Wilkins stated on Weekend In the present day.

“For the final 20-odd years he is been a member of our household, primarily by means of the In the present day present and In the present day Further…however at any time when the massive tales broke, Sam was our go-to man.

“And people lovely people who he works with, they are going to be completely gutted as we speak, clearly he introduced this immense data of the leisure trade, however he introduced this immense heat as nicely.”

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Karl Stefanovic shared a tribute for the late Sam Ruben. (9)

In the present day host Karl Stefanovic shared his ideas, together with an image he took with Rubin and his teammates at his LA office, TV station KTLA.

“I completely adored each second with @samontv on air and off over the previous twenty years,” shared the In the present day host, “His spirit. His chortle. His heat caring nature. He was a gorgeous man. What a loss. All our like to his household. And to his television household at @ktla5news @ktla_entertainment”

David Campbell, host of In the present day Further, shared a submit in honour of Rubin with an image of the 2 of them smiling.

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David Campbell paid tribute to Sam Rubin (Instagram)

“Sam Rubin was a Hollywood nice,” Campbell started, “He had an encyclopaedic data of the trade. For years we’d cross to him and gossip and chortle. He would go to us Down Underneath and everytime you had been in LA you needed to catch up. His loss is profound. My love and condolences to his household whom he adored. Additionally his KTLA group who’ve misplaced a brother. We’ll cross again to you another time Sam.”

9 Information’ Political Editor Charles Croucher additionally paid tribute to Rubin.

“Sam Rubin was one of many good guys. He was type, beneficiant, brilliant and humorous each time he was within the 9 workplace. He was additionally a real massive deal in a metropolis the place so many simply fake to be. Pondering of his household and the crew at KTLA,” wrote Croucher.

Rubin labored for KTLA as their leisure reporter since 1991 and was nicely established as a preferred presence within the US media and leisure trade by media professionals and celebrities alike.

The revered journalist’s loss of life prompted tributes on LA monuments, together with the well-known Santa Monica Pier, which was lit up in his honour.

There was additionally an indication exterior SoFi Stadium devoted to his reminiscence.

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A protracted listing of celebrities took to social media to recollect the reporter, together with actors Tom Hanks, Ben Stiller and Ryan Reynolds.

“Sam Rubin, you can be missed. A great man, that Sam. Hanx,” Hanks captioned a photograph of the reporter, which he shared on his official Instagram account.

“So unhappy and sorry to listen to of Sam Rubin’s passing. Consummate professional,” Stiller wrote on X, previously Twitter.

“I did my first interview with him in one thing like ’93, and numerous instances through the years. He liked actors and flicks. He made everybody really feel snug and it was at all times enjoyable and straightforward. He was an establishment. We now have misplaced him approach too quickly. Sending like to his household,”

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recalled of Rubin, “Even when I used to be on my eighty fifth interview that day, I used to be at all times comfortable to see Sam. Even when HE was on his eighty fifth interview that day, he at all times introduced real kindness, curiosity and an outdoor the field query.”

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Rubin’s loss is being felt all through Hollywood. (In the present day)

Seinfeld star Jason Alexander additionally shared his reminiscences, writing on X: “Sam Rubin, KTLA leisure reporter was a stunning man and an actual pal to our leisure group. His premature passing is a tragic loss.”

Mayim Bialik from The Huge Bang Concept shared a heartfelt tribute to Rubin on X too.

“Gone too quickly… Sam Rubin – born in San Diego and an LA native like me- was at all times so type on carpets and within the studio,” she started.

“I so appreciated having his assist and kindness which I knew my mother may tune in and watch on our native KTLA station at any time when he had me on. Sam was an actual ray of sunshine in our trade. He can be missed.”

Tom Arnold wrote on X: “Terribly unhappy information. I have been a pal and fan of Sam Rubin and KTLA since he began. He was the most effective very best.”

Rubin has labored as an Leisure correspondent for In the present day for a few years. (A Present Affair)

Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath stated the loss was “really heartbreaking”.

“He made my mornings, my band and me, extra attention-grabbing and entertaining than they deserved to be,” the musician wrote on X.

Oscar profitable actress Marlee Matlin wrote, “I’m shocked and saddened by the information of Sam Rubin’s premature passing. In the event you search for “type” you’ll see his image. RIP, Sam.. you’ll undoubtedly be missed by me.”

“I final talked to Sam Rubin on the Critics Selection Awards this yr,” recalled actor Kiefer Sutherland, “His smile and his real pleasure for all issues Hollywood ever current. In nervous conditions he was a buoy of kindness. I’ll miss him.”

Actress Octavia Spencer wrote, “So unhappy to be taught that we have misplaced Sam Rubin. It was at all times a pleasure to see him and to be in his presence. My condolences to his household and followers.

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“EVERYONE liked Sam Rubin. He has supported my profession and numerous others since day one,” The Hangover star Ken Jeong wrote in a tribute to the reporter.

“And he had the most effective humorousness about life, and we might make one another chortle on a regular basis. However most of all, he was a loving father and husband and only a good individual. Sending all my like to Sam’s household and everybody whose lives have been blessed by him.”

Rubin, who used to joke that he launched TV presenter Ryan Seacrest’s profession, was paid tribute to by his protégé dwell on air.

“Sam was simply a type of guys who made you chortle on a regular basis,” stated Seacrest, who referred to as in to the KTLA studio, “I used to be at all times impressed by his sense of humour, his ability set, his potential to – as folks have stated – to make all people really feel so vital.

After recalling tales of the early days of their careers, Seacrest concluded with, “He had an ease about him and the levity to return together with it too that made us all really feel snug.”

His loss of life was reported by his colleagues dwell on air in a touching tribute.

KTLA’s Frank Buckley broke the information of Rubin’s loss of life, which he referred to as “surprising” and “exhausting to grasp.”

“Our hearts, as you’ll be able to think about, are damaged,” Buckley instructed viewers, “Fairly merely, Sam was KTLA.”

He grew to become overwhelmed and struggled to proceed as he remembered Rubin’s “chortle, his allure, his caring character.”

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The TV station confirmed Rubins’ passing in an announcement posted to X, previously Twitter, this morning.

“Sam was a large within the native information trade and the leisure world, and a fixture of Los Angeles morning tv for many years.

“His chortle, allure and caring character touched all who knew him. Sam was a loving husband and father: the roles he cherished essentially the most.

“Our ideas are with Sam’s household throughout this tough time.”

Rubin is survived by his spouse, Leslie, and 4 kids.

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