Veteran reporter Sam Rubin died at the age of 64 in Los Angeles in May

Beloved KTLA and Hollywood Uncensored host Sam Rubin’s cause of death has been confirmed by a coroner. 

The 64-year-old passed away in May from a heart attack, after he suffered a massive blockage to his coronary artery. 

Rubin suffered the heart attack at his Los Angeles home after doing his regular Hollywood news segment that morning. 

The multi-Emmy Award winner was a renowned figure in the news industry on the West Coast, and had covered entertainment, movies and TV for KTLA since 1991.  

Veteran reporter Sam Rubin died at the age of 64 in Los Angeles in May

Veteran reporter Sam Rubin died at the age of 64 in Los Angeles in May 

Throughout his decades-long career, Rubin interviewed some of the world’s most famous faces including Mariah Carey, mostly through his show Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin. 

He hosted 120 episodes of the show, alongside covering entertainment news and red carpets. 

He was survived by his wife Leslie and their four children, and in a touching tribute KTLA said he would be remembered for his ‘laugh, charm and caring personality.’ 

‘Sam was a giant in the local news industry and the entertainment world, and a fixture of Los Angeles morning television for decades,’ the network said after his passing. 

‘Sam was a loving husband and father: the roles he cherished the most. Our thoughts are with Sam’s family during this difficult time.’  

Rubin is seen with Mariah Carey

Rubin is seen with Ryan Seacrest

Rubin interviewed some of the world’s most famous celebrities throughout his career

He was survived by his wife Leslie (pictured together) and four children

He was survived by his wife Leslie (pictured together) and four children

Hours before his death, Rubin shared his last ever social media post as he promoted his final interview. 

He sat down with actress Jane Seymour to talk about her new Netflix movie Irish Wish, and Rubin showed the two together in an Instagram post. 

After sharing the post, a number of former interviewees used it to pay tribute to the anchor and remember their time on air with him. 

Actress Selma Blair reminisced, ‘You were first on air interview , and one of my last. I feel so fortunate to have watched you and known you for so many years. Oh Sam! This is a sad moment , to know you are not here on this Earth. Your memory will be a blessing. Another beloved favorite! Thank you for your humanity.’

While actress Laura Marano wrote, ‘This truly doesn’t feel real…Sam, you will be so, so missed. Morning news won’t be the same without you.’

Actress Daphne Zuniga said, ‘Love to you his family and close ones. Sam Rubin always made me happy!’

Hours before, he posted his last interview with actress Jane Seymour on his social media pages

Hours before, he posted his last interview with actress Jane Seymour on his social media pages

The veteran reporter died at the age of 64 after suffering a heart attack in his LA home

The veteran reporter died at the age of 64 after suffering a heart attack in his LA home 

ENews host Jason Kennedy wrote, ‘We all loved you Sam,’ and entertainment reporter Liam McEwan said, ‘Rest in peace brother. We’ll miss you on the carpets.’

Seymour also posted a tribute with picture of them together from the interview.

She captioned, ‘It’s hard to believe that just yesterday I was with @samontv. I’m deeply saddened by the news of his passing. He was consistently kind, happy, and always ready to offer assistance with any project I was a part of. You will be missed Sam.’

Perry Sook, chairman and CEO of Nexstar, called Rubin an icon and a beloved member.

‘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,’ he said.

Rubin had received multiple Emmys awards, a Golden Mic Award for best entertainment reporter and a lifetime achievement award from the Southern California Broadcasters Association.

He was also named best entertainment reporter by the Los Angeles Press Club.

In 2013, Rubin was awarded the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s Impact Award for outstanding integrity in broadcast journalism, and he was also known to support several organizations including the MS 150 Bay to Bike Tour along with LA schools and literacy programs.

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