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David Cassidy Dead At 67

After being hospitalized for a number of days, Partridge Family star David Cassidy has died at the age of 67.

Cassidy’s cause of death was due to organ failure.  He also went public earlier this year and said he was diagnosed with dementia.

Cassidy’s rep issued the following statement to E! News:

"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. 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."

Cassidy, of course, is best known for the role of Keith Partridge on the hit series The Partridge Family, which helped launch his own singing career and massive teen idol status. Cassidy scored a number of hit singles as a solo artist and under The Partridge Family moniker including “I Can Feel Your Heartbeat,” “I Woke Up In Love This Morning,” “I’ll Meet You Halfway,” “Doesn’t Somebody Want To Be Wanted,” “Cherish” and the Billboard Hot 100 number one hit “I Think I Love You.”

The Partridge Family - I Think I Love You

Music video by The Partridge Family performing I Think I Love You. (C) 1974 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

 

The Partridge Family - I Can Feel Your Heartbeat (audio)

Music video by The Partridge Family performing I Can Feel Your Heartbeat (audio). (C) 2016 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment http://vevo.ly/Yb4umm

 

DAVID CASSIDY and Partridge Family ~ "I WOKE UP IN LOVE THIS MORNING" **** HD/HQ AUDIO

COMPLETE RECORDING edited for the VIDEO David Cassidy and the partridge family perform the 1971 song hit from the television series.The song was featured on the album 'Sound Magazine' and is wonderfully performed and sung by Cassidy and Shirley Jones.

Many figures in the entertainment world took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late teen idol.

Larry King on Twitter

Sad to learn David Cassidy has died. Like his father Jack he had great talent, and a complicated life. Condolences to his wonderful family.

KevinSmith on Twitter

I grew up in an era before even cable TV, when The Partridge Family was already in reruns. David Cassidy's Keith was one of my favorite TV characters. He was legit funny AND he could sing. The man entertained me during my childhood and even years later: https://t.co/678DU7qTxh

Harry Connick Jr on Twitter

so sad to hear of the passing of david cassidy... he was always so kind to me - such a pleasure to have had him on my show... sending love and prayers to his family... R.I.P. friend ❤️

Tom Arnold on Twitter

RIP David Cassidy" Who my age did not want to look like, sound like, just be him when they were young? I was lucky to get to know the sweet & very funny real David as an adult & I still wanted to be him.

Richard Marx on Twitter

So sad to hear about #DavidCassidy Met him at a gig about 10 years ago and he was incredibly warm and gracious. RIP

Diane Warren on Twitter

Bye bye childhood RIP David Cassidy

Jack Cassidy on Twitter

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!

Brian Wilson on Twitter

I'm very sad to hear about David Cassidy. There were times in the mid-1970s when he would come over to my house and we even started writing a song together. He was a very talented and nice person. Love & Mercy to David and his family.

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