David Cassidy, ’70s teen idol, died in Florida on Tuesday after suffering organ failure. The singer-actor had recently been admitted to the intensive care unit of a hospital in Florida.
Cassidy’s family shared a statement saying, “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.”
David Cassidy’s early work included appearances on “Ironside,” “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” “Adam-12” and “Bonanza.” But it was his appearence in Partridge Family the that really kickstarted his career. The popular ABC series ran for four years and also had a successful run in syndication.
He later moved on to a singing career releasing hits like Cherish and How Can I Be Sure.