Today is a sad day for Art encounter and the entire world.

Our dear friend Robin Leach has passed on less than one week before his 77th birthday. He will truly be remembered and missed by all who were fortunate to know him.  Our CEO Rod Maly memorialized his friend here:

“It is a sad day. I just found out that my friend, Robin Leach, passed away early this morning.  I knew Robin for over 20 years and worked with him numerous times, mostly on charity events, and enjoyed his company at many Art encounter events.  He was a customer, friend, and while I didn’t ask him for many favors, he always said ‘yes’ when I did. He was a good man and I will miss his presence. R.I.P. Robin.”


His family also lovingly put out a statement this morning: 

“Despite the past 10 months, what a beautiful life he had. Our Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle and friend Robin Leach passed away peacefully last night at 1:50 a.m.,” said the family in a statement. “Everyone’s support and love over the past, almost one year, has been incredible and we are so grateful. Memorial arrangements to follow.”


Robin Leach Aug 29, 1941 – Aug 24, 2018