Dick Van Patten has passed away at age 86 due to complications from diabetes. Eight is Enough was one of the first TV shows I remember watching as a kid. He seemed like the perfect dad.
I think a lot of us fell in love with his son Vince Van Patten all over again when his wife Eileen Davidson joined the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Vince peeking in the garage while the women were brawling was one of the highlights of the season.
Thoughts and prayers to the entire family.