David Cassidy Has Passed Away Today At Age 67

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		By				Ryan Schwartz 			
		November 21 2017 6:07 PM PST		

			


								
	
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Cassidy died Tuesday at age 67.

Cassidy was said to be in a Florida hospital suffering from multiple organ failure.

"David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long", his representative told Entertainment Tonight.

He went on to enjoy a hugely successful pop career and scored two United Kingdom number ones with How Can I Be Sure and Daydreamer.

Though he would never relive the glory days of:Cassidy-mania, he continued to perform on Broadway, in concert and in TV roles through the mid-2000s.

But he struggled with achieving his peak fame early in life, dealing with alcoholism and being arrested several times for DUIs.

Cassidy moved in with his father, Jones and his three half-brothers after getting his high school diploma in 1968.

The Partridge Family from left to right Jeremy Gelbwaks Danny Bonaduce Suzanne Crough David Cassidy Shirley Jones and Susan Dey
The Partridge Family from left to right Jeremy Gelbwaks Danny Bonaduce Suzanne Crough David Cassidy Shirley Jones and Susan Dey

"Cassidy appeared in 96 episodes of "The Partridge Family" from 1970 to 1974, and was the object of many teen girls" affection during his stint as Keith, singer and guitarist for the fictional family band.

Cassidy's stepmother, Shirley Jones, was married to Jack for almost two decades until they divorced in 1975.

The popular ABC series ran for four years and also had a successful run in syndication. He also made guest appearances on shows including "Fantasy Island", "The Love Boat" and "Tales of the Unexpected".

The Partridge Family's first hit song was "I Think I Love You".

In addition to his television work, he has a music career under his own name, releasing 10 solo studio albums since he began recording in the early 1970s.

"In the end, the only way I knew she recognised me is with one single tear that would drop from her eye every time I walked into the room", the The Partridge Family star remembered.

Cassidy fared better in Las Vegas. He starred in the $75 million show EFX at the MGM Grand in 1996, and his 2001 album, Then and Now went platinum.

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