“Partridge Family” star David Cassidy died on Tuesday from kidney and liver 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,” the 70s heartthrob’s spokesperson JoAnn Geffen confirmed to Variety in a statement from his family.
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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,” she added. “Thank you for the abundance of love and support you have shown him these many years.”
Last week, Cassidy was admitted to a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His spokesperson told news outlets that the actor was admitted after suffering multiple organ failures.
His nephew Jack Cassidy tweeted about his uncle’s passing shortly after the news broke.
“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,” Cassidy tweeted.
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
The actor and singer became a teen idol for his role in the ABC sitcom about a widow and her five children who form a rock band and tour the country singing.
In February 2017, Cassidy shared that he was suffering from dementia and that arthritis had made playing the guitar difficult. He then announced that he was retiring after 50 years in show business.