ITV tribute as much-loved This Morning star dies

There will be a special dedication paid during Monday's This Morning
There will be a special dedication paid during Monday's This Morning -Credit:ITV

Members of the ITV This Morning family have paid tribute to a much-loved member of the team as Hollywood Reporter Sam Rubin has died, aged 64.

Sam, who regularly provided the programme's showbiz segment live from Los Angeles, is said to have suffered a heart attack earlier today, according to Variety. Sam was on air as recently yesterday for KLTA, where he had worked since 1991.

A tribute on This Morning's official Instagram feed includes a photo of Sam, while the caption reads: "We have very heavy hearts this weekend with the news from Los Ángeles that our Hollywood reporter Sam Rubin has died at the age of 64.

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"Sam was an Emmy winning entertainment correspondent and presenter for Los Angeles' No 1 morning show on KTLA, and regularly broadcast live into This Morning. He woke up Tinseltown every day for decades with his likeable charm and knowledgeable take on the movie world, he was on first name terms with the stars and became affectionately known as ‘Hollywood Sam’.

"We will miss him. There will be a tribute to Sam on Monday's show, but in the meantime we send our condolences to his wife Leslie, their four children and Sam’s colleagues at KTLA."

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