Sam Rubin, a long-time anchor with  KTLA since 1991, has passed away  at the age of 64.

He died of a heart attack after his  daily Hollywood news segment  on the channel.

Rubin was a beloved figure in the  local news and entertainment  industry in Los Angeles.

He was known for his friendly  demeanor and fearlessness  in asking tough questions.

Rubin won multiple Emmy awards  and received accolades such as the Golden Mike Award and a lifetime achievement award.

He owned a television production company, SRE, Inc., which produced  over 200 hours of programming.

Rubin co-wrote biographies about Jacqueline Onassis and Mia Farrow.

He was a founding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Rubin is survived by his wife, Leslie,  and their three children.

Lesley Goldberg contributed to  the reporting of his passing.

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