Teen heart-throb and former ‘The Partridge Family’ star David Cassidy has died, aged 67.
Cassidy’s publicist JoAnn Geffen confirmed the tragic news in a statement.
“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 reads.
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“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.”
The much-loved actor and singer was hospitalised in Florida earlier this week with organ failure.
Cassidy shot to fame in the 1970s as the star of the hit TV show The Partridge Family.
My uncle David Cassidy has sadly passed away tonight… & in the process of mourning I can’t help but thank God for the joy that he brought to countless millions of people! I don’t think I’m alone in saying that we will all miss him. God Speed!
— Jack Cassidy (@jackgcassidy) November 22, 2017
Rest In Peace to David Cassidy. Another Hollywood legend! Partridge Family was part of my childhood. ?? pic.twitter.com/PEQukgxswA
— Eric West (@EricXWest) November 22, 2017
so sad to hear of the passing of david cassidy… he was always so kind to me – such a pleasure to have had him on my show… sending love and prayers to his family… R.I.P. friend ❤️ pic.twitter.com/tsFkNiJzFc
— Harry Connick Jr (@HarryConnickJR) November 22, 2017