‘Partridge Family’ star David Cassidy Dead at 67

13th Annual Families Matter Benefit Celebration
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David Cassidy arrives at the 13th annual Families Matter benefit celebration on May 29, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.

David Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge on The Partridge Family, has passed away at the age of 67.

“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,” his family said in a statement on Tuesday. “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.”

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25th May 1974: American pop star David Cassidy at a press conference in the LWT studios on the South Bank, London. (Photo by Ian Showell/Keystone/Getty Images)

The actor was rushed to a Florida hospital on November 18 in critical condition suffering from liver and kidney failure. His longtime publicist Jo-Ann Geffen told CNN he was “conscious and surrounded by family and friends, nothing is imminent and we are taking it day by day.”

Cassidy’s nephew, Jack, took to Twitter to express his grief. He wrote, “My uncle David Cassidy has sadly passed away tonight.”

In February 2017, Cassidy revealed to People magazine he was battling dementia. He said, “I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming. I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I’ve been without any distractions.”

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His show, The Partridge Family, was a musical-sitcom smash hit in the 1970s. Cassidy played the eldest child of Shirley Partridge (Shirley Jones), a widowed mother. The show was about he and his four other siblings as they started a band in their garage and gained success in the music industry.

Cassidy is survived by his two children, Katie and Beau Cassidy, ex-wife Sue Shifrin-Cassidy, and brothers Shaun, Patrick and Ryan.