Sam Rubin: This Morning star's cause of death revealed as heart attack due to coronary artery disease

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This Morning star Sam Rubin died from a heart attack, as confirmed by his cause of death.

The KTLA Emmy-winning journalist died at the age of 64 in May this year when he became unwell after filming a segment from his home in Los Angeles.

In a statement shared on social media on Tuesday, Rubin's employers at KTLA said: "Beloved KTLA 5 News entertainment anchor Sam Rubin died from a heart attack brought on by coronary artery disease, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner confirmed on Tuesday.

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“Rubin, 64, went to a hospital with stomach pain on the morning of May 10 after calling 911. He was pronounced dead in the emergency room shortly after 11am. In its report, the Medical Examiner said Rubin suffered from 'ischemic heart disease due to atherosclerotic coronary artery disease." The medical examiner confirmed the manner of his death was "natural".

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In a touching tribute, KTLA added: "His vast knowledge of film and television and deep connections made him a celebrity among celebrities in the world’s entertainment capital. "His sudden death was mourned by millions of Angelenos along with television viewers across the nation and around the world. Rubin is survived by his wife, Leslie, and his children, Perry, Rory, Darcy and Colby."

In its tribute to the broadcaster previously, This Morning said: "We have very heavy hearts this weekend with the news from Los Angeles that our Hollywood reporter Sam Rubin has died at the age of 64. 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.”

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Born on February 16, 1960, in San Diego, Rubin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies and Rhetoric from Occidental College in 1982. He began his career in journalism covering entertainment news for local outlets before joining KTLA in 1991.

Over his extensive career, Rubin became a beloved figure in the entertainment industry, known for his engaging and warm interview style. He won multiple Emmy Awards, a Golden Mike Award for Best Entertainment Reporter, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern California Broadcasters Association.

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