Partridge Family singer David Cassidy dies

David Cassidy performing in 1971
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USA teen idol David Cassidy, best known as Keith Partridge on the hit 1970s series The Partridge Family, has died at the age of 67 from organ failure.

Cassidy, who starred as Keith Partridge in the 1970s TV series The Partridge Family, was said to have been in need of a liver transplant when he was rushed to hospital in Florida. The star had recently been admitted to the intensive care unit of a Fort Lauderdale hospital.

Geffen said in a statement on 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". Love & Mercy to David and his family."I Will Survive singer Gloria Gaynor also wrote a poignant message: "My thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of David Cassidy. part of a musical legacy via his role as "Keith Partridge" that brought music and laughter into the homes of millions".

The same year, the show's accompanying pop group the Partridge Family, which featured Cassidy as lead vocalist and Jones as backup, released "I Think I Love You".

"At first, David was overwhelmed with the whole thing and his ego blew way up", Jones told Life magazine in 1971.

Beach Boys musician Brian Wilson tweeted: "I'm very sad to hear about David Cassidy".




Girls tried to pierce security perimeters to touch the star and spent their allowances on merchandise emblazoned with his image, including lunch boxes and 3-D postcards. The stampede resulted in the death of a 14-year-old girl.

Cassidy announced soon afterward he would not stage another global concert tour.

A Rochester-based entertainment journalist and artist manager remembers David Cassidy as a talented vocalist who could never break out of his pop star persona.

After his parents divorced, Cassidy lived with his father and his new wife, Jones.

Meanwhile, "The Partridge Family" remained popular in re-runs and Mr. Cassidy, who kept his dark bangs and boyish appearance well into middle age, frequently turned up for reunions and spoke often about his early success. He also performed in musical theatre on Broadway, in London's West End and in Las Vegas.

In February 2015, Cassidy filed for bankruptcy, listing assets and debts of up to $10 million.

In recent years he struggled with alcohol problems and was arrested three times for drink driving between 2010 and 2014. She died of dementia, as did his grandfather.

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