David Cassidy Of The Partridge Family Has Passed Away
David Cassidy has passed away in hospital surrounded by loved ones, aged 67.
First making a name for himself as a child star on the TV show The Partridge Family, Cassidy went on to have an illustrious career in acting and music.
Cassidy admitted that he was struggling with dementia earlier this year, while his life was also marred by alcoholism.
His publicist confirmed the news, sharing a statement from his family.
“On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy," the statement from his family read.
I’m very sad to hear about David Cassidy. There were times in the mid-1970s when he would come over to my house and we even started writing a song together. He was a very talented and nice person. Love & Mercy to David and his family.— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) November 22, 2017
"RIP David Cassidy" Who my age did not want to look like, sound like, just be him when they were young? I was lucky to get to know the sweet & very funny real David as an adult & I still wanted to be him.— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) November 22, 2017
So sad to hear about #DavidCassidy Met him at a gig about 10 years ago and he was incredibly warm and gracious. RIP— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) November 22, 2017
"David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long.
"Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years.”
May he rest in peace.