Tributes paid to This Morning presenter who died following suspected heart attack

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Sam Rubin -Credit:ITV

This Morning's former Hollywood correspondent Sam Rubin has died after being taken to hospital. The presenter, who is also known for hosting Hollywood Uncensored, died in Los Angeles.

It is being reported that the 64-year-old suffered a heart attack, after doing a segment from his home during the morning, as reported by The Mirror. KTLA confirmed the news of Sam's death, writing online: "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 their tribute, the network added: "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."

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Sam had also been a correspondent for This Morning, often giving insights and gossip from a studio in Hollywood. He most recently visited the This Morning studios in 2018 where he sat down with then-hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford to give his hot takes on the celebrity world.

The presenter last appeared on air on Thursday, May 9, just a day before his death on Friday, May 10. He appeared on air just yesterday for KTLA, who he has worked for since 1991 and where he has earned several Emmys and a Golden Mike award over the years.

He was the host of his own show, titled Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin, which ran over 100 episodes. He married Leslie Gale Shuman in 2007 and together they share two children. Want less ads? Download WalesOnline's Premium app on Apple or Android.

He had previously been married to Julie Anderson - tying-the-knot in 1988 but they divorced in 2006 and they also shared two children. For the latest TV and Showbiz news, sign up to our newsletter.