Actor David Cassidy Dead at 67
Actor and 70s heartthrob David Cassidy has died due to organ failure. He was 67.
“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,” his family said in a statement Tuesday. “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.”
Cassidy rose to fame for his role as Keith Partridge on the 1970s series The Partridge Family.
Cassidy had been in intensive care since he was hospitalized for liver and kidney failure last week.
Cassidy struggle with both alcohol and substance abuse in the past. He did a stint in rehab in 2014.
The actor is survived by son Beau with ex-wife Sue Shifrin-Cassidy; his daughter Katie; his brothers Shaun, Patrick and Ryan; step-mother Shirley Jones.