Partridge Family” star David Cassidy died at a Florida hospital Tuesday after suffering liver and kidney failure, his publicist confirmed. He was 67.
Cassidy was admitted to the hospital in pain Wednesday. Publicist JoAnn Geffen told The Associated Press that he was surrounded by family.
Cassidy was suffering from multiple organ failures at a Florida hospital, his rep confirmed to several media outlets Saturday.
He was admitted to the unidentified facility earlier this week.
The Partridge Family star opened up about his dementia diagnosis in February this year, after worried fans questioned his health following a gig in which he forgot the lyrics to his own songs.
The New York Daily News, citing Cassidy’s rep, reported that the singer’s liver and kidney were failing and he needed a transplant.
I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming,” he said at the time.
Cassidy struggled with his image as a frothy pop star, coming to grips with it and embracing it later in life. However, as he matured and his past glories faded, the ensuing years were not kind financially.
The former star declared bankruptcy in 2015, blaming diminishing royalty checks for The Partridge Family, health issues that prevented him from touring, and bad investments.
The bankruptcy documents claimed: “While he still loves performing for his fans, it is more difficult to travel and perform in various parts of the United States or worldwide due to his health.”
Born into a show business family, Cassidy rocketed to stardom on ABC’s “The Partridge Family,” a sitcom about a widow (played by Cassidy’s stepmother Shirley Jones) and her five children who form a rock band and tour the country. As eldest son Keith Partridge, Cassidy became a global heartthrob as the face — and voice – of the Partridge Family’s biggest hit, “I Think I Love You.”
After “The Partridge Family” ended in 1974, Cassidy devoted himself to recording and songwriting but struggled to match the success of his early-20s, with none of his subsequent albums making a dent in the charts.
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