Musician, Actor — David Cassidy, Dead at 67

David Cassidy, 67, son of Shirley Jones and more notably the Partridge family is in the hospital due to organ failure.

Cassidy played Keith Partridge and was the half-brother of Shaun Cassidy (The Hardy Boys) has a teen heartthrob for years. He fell on hard times but had turned his life around.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Cassidy died Tuesday, according to his longtime rep. He was reported to be in a Florida hospital suffering from multiple organ failure. “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 rep, JoAnn Geffen, said in a statement given to The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”

In February, the actor revealed that he had dementia and would no longer appear in concert in an effort to focus on his health and “enjoy life.” He had fallen on stage and forgotten lyrics during a show in Agoura Hills, Calif.

“When friends of yours or family members begin to say to you, ‘Remember, I just told you this two days ago’ and there’s no memory of it, that’s when I began to be very concerned,” Cassidy said on Dr. Phil.

Cassidy had numerous personal problems in the decades following his breakthrough on television, ranging from substance abuse and drunk-driving arrests to bankruptcy.

The adorably handsome New York native rose to fame playing singer-guitarist Keith Partridge on Screen Gems’ The Partridge Family, which aired for four seasons on ABC, from 1970-74.

Here’s a cool memory of Keith:

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