This Morning's Hollywood correspondent Sam Rubin's shock death after being rushed to hospital

This Morning correspondent Sam Rubin has died at 64
This Morning correspondent Sam Rubin has died at 64 -Credit:Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

This Morning's former Hollywood correspondent Sam Rubin has tragically passed away at the age of 64 after an emergency hospital dash.

The esteemed journalist and host of Hollywood Uncensored, Sam Rubin, died following a rush to a Los Angeles hospital. Variety reports that he suffered a heart attack after delivering a segment from his home in the morning.

Despite being quickly transported by ambulance, he unfortunately did not survive.

KTLA shared the heartbreaking news of Rubin's passing, stating: "KTLA 5 is profoundly saddened to report the death of Sam Rubin. Sam was a giant in the local news industry and the entertainment world, and a fixture of Los Angeles morning television for decades."

In a heartfelt homage, the station expressed: "His laugh, charm and caring personality touched all who knew him. Sam was a loving husband and father: the roles he cherished the most. Our thoughts are with Sam's family during this difficult time.", reports the Mirror.

Rubin was also known for his work on This Morning, where he regularly provided updates and gossip from a studio in Hollywood. His last appearance at the This Morning studios was in 2018, where he joined then-presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford to discuss the latest happenings in the world of celebrities.

Tributes have been paid to KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin following his sudden death from a heart attack.

Colleagues and fans took to social media to express their condolences, with friend and radio show host Lisa Dent writing: "Sam Rubin @SamOnTV had a heart attack and could not be saved. I'm heartbroken. He was a member of my radio show family, joining us a few times a week. Finding out live on the prompted some serious sobbing. My heartfelt condolences to his beloved family. Godspeed Sam."

A heartbroken fan wrote: "Sad to hear that Sam Rubin of KTLA has passed suddenly from a heart attack. I loved his reporting. He was such a sweet, fun, nice guy. Condolences for his family."

Publicist Jamie Gruttemeyer Symonds told Variety: "I feel like everyone is going to feel like they lost a family friend."

Sam worked for KTLA since 1991, earning several Emmys and a Golden Mike award. He also received a lifetime achievement award from Southern California Broadcasters Association.

He hosted his own show, Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin, which ran over 100 episodes.

He married Leslie Gale Shuman in 2007 and they have two children together. He was previously married to Julie Anderson from 1988 to 2006, with whom he also has two children.

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