Sam Rubin, a beloved figure in Los Angeles television, passed away at 64, announced fellow anchor Frank Buckley.

Known for his extensive coverage of Hollywood, Rubin conducted celebrity interviews and reported internationally, including in Australia and the UK.

On Friday morning, Rubin, who had been at work the previous day, called in sick. Later, KTLA reported his family confirmed he succumbed to a heart attack.

Colleagues like Eric Spillman mourned the loss, describing Rubin as a close friend and extraordinary talent, perfectly suited to broadcasting.

Remembered for his infectious laugh, charm, and compassion, Rubin was celebrated as a devoted husband and father. With a career spanning over three decades at KTLA, he amassed numerous accolades, including multiple Emmys and the Golden Mike Award. Beyond his local renown, Rubin was a founding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and made regular appearances on international media platforms.

Tributes poured in, with Perry Sook of Nexstar recognizing Rubin as an icon in both Los Angeles and the entertainment industry, emphasizing the profound impact of his legacy.