David Cassidy, Former Teen Heartthrob And 'Partridge Family' Star, Dies At 67

David Cassidy, musician, and star of the popular 70s sitcom, Partridge Family, died on Tuesday, Nov. 21. He was 67.

JoAnn Geffen, Cassidy's agent, confirmed the news of his death with an official statement on behalf of the actor/musician's 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," Geffen said. "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."

Cause Of Death

Cassidy spent his last few days in a Florida hospital where he was admitted after suffering from liver and kidney failure, E! Online previously reported.

Earlier this year, the 70s pop culture idol revealed that he was suffering from dementia after a video of him slurring, forgetting lyrics, and falling onstage during a concert in Los Angeles went viral.

Early Life And Career

Born in 1950 in New Jersey, Cassidy moved to Los Angeles to further his acting career after a Broadway musical he starred in closed after only four shows.

He skyrocketed to fame and became a teenage heartthrob after playing the role of Keith Partridge in The Partridge Family, which ran for four seasons on ABC from 1970 to 1974.

The show revolved around a suburban family comprising of a widowed mother and five sons who form a band together. The actor also made appearances on popular television shows like Ironside, Adam-12, and The F.B.I. before his big break in the popular 70s sitcom.

Over the last couple of decades, the actor also served as a regular on ABC series Ruby & the Rockets. Also, shows like The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Ben Stiller Show, Malcolm in the Middle, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation are some of his other credits.

Cassidy also enjoyed a solid career as a musician and delivered many hits including "Cherish" and "I Think I Love You," which he performed in The Partridge Family. He also performed at sold-out arenas such as the Houston Astrodome, Madison Square Garden, and Wembley Stadium.

 Acting Runs In The Family

David Cassidy came from a family of actors. His father, Jack Cassidy, was a renowned actor and singer, along with stepmother Shirley Jones, and half-brother Shaun Cassidy. David's daughter, Katie Cassidy, is also an actress and is best known for her portrayal of Laurel Lance, the alter ego of  Black Canary on The CW's Arrow.

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