The Partridge Family Star David Cassidy Dies At 67 Of Organ Failure

News by Joey Jordan Published on 22 Nov,2017 Updated on 22 Nov,2017

The Partridge Family and '70s teen heartthrob David Cassidy has died of organ failure; publicist JoAnn Geffen confirmed family confirmed his death to People in an exclusive statement.

The actor, 67, had been treated in an intensive care unit since he was hospitalized for liver and kidney failure last week.

The Partridge Family star David Cassidy died at 67 of organ failure

The Partridge Family star David Cassidy died at 67 of organ failure

Source: The Sun

Geffen confirmed his death on behalf of the Cassidy family in a statement which reads:

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.

It continues,

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.

Hours after Cassidy's death, his nephew, Jack Cassidy tweeted about his uncle's death,

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!

— Jack Cassidy (@jackgcassidy) November 22, 2017

Several celebrities and journalists including Alexa PenaVega, Larry King, Marlee Matlin, and Brian Wilson also tweeted expressing their sorrow over his death.

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.

— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) November 22, 2017

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

— Larry King (@kingsthings) November 22, 2017

#DavidCassidy. You were so sweet to me and you left us too soon. To me and millions of us you were forever young. RIP.

— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) November 22, 2017

Back in 2008, Cassidy publicly admitted his struggle with alcohol abuse and also with the substance abuse issue. David Cassidy, son of the actor Jack Cassidy and actress Evelyn Ward began his acting career in Broadway's The Fig Leaves Are Falling at the age of 19.