David Cassidy, who came to fame as the lead singer on "The Partridge Family," has died, according to Jo-Ann Geffen, Cassidy's publicist. He was 67 years old.
Back in February, Cassidy was diagnosed with dementia, a disease his mother had suffered from that ended her life. It became evident he was entering the early stages of dementia when he was performing and forgot his lyrics and fell on stage. This moment prompted Cassidy to retire.
On November 18, Cassidy was hospitalized from liver and kidney failure and was in an intensive care unit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While in a medically-induced coma, he was in critical condition with failing organs. The outlook was "grim."
"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," Geffen said.
Cassidy's nephew, Jack Cassidy, wrote on Twitter about his uncle's death:
Cassidy's official website was updated recently by one of his team members:
"It is with great sadness that I post this message. David Cassidy has meant so much to so many people. David was an iconic teen idol in the 70’s and he maintained a career spanning movies, theatre, music, writing, directing. His multi-generational connection to so many people from all walks of life, from all around the world will be felt today. Despite being a star, he was kind hearted, thoughtful and considerate of others. He will be greatly missed."
Where you a fan of David Cassidy? Please continue to pray for his family!