David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ Star, Dies At Age 67

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“Partridge Family” star David Cassidy died Tuesday after suffering liver and kidney failure, his publicist confirmed. He was 67.

“David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long,” JoAnn Geffen said. “Thank you for the abundance of love and support you have shown him these many years.”

Cassidy was admitted to a Fort Lauderdale, Fla. hospital Wednesday, however, his condition was not reported until this past Saturday. Geffen told multiple news outlets over the weekend that Cassidy was suffering from multiple organ failure.

Born into a talented show business family, Cassidy shot to stardom on ABC’s “The Partridge Family,” a sitcom about a widow (played by Cassidy’s real-life stepmother Shirley Jones) and her five children who form a rock band and tour the country.

Cassidy was a teen heart throb that captured the hearts of millions of women around the world. He truly had an electric smile!