David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67, publicist says

David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67, publicist says
Posted at 6:13 PM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 21:28:30-05

(KGTV) - David Cassidy, the 1970s heartthrob from TV's "The Partridge Family," has died at 67, multiple publications reported.

Citing Cassidy's longtime representative, JoAnn Geffen, "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," Variety reported. "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.”

Cassidy reportedly died surrounded by family following complications from dementia.

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Last week, Cassidy was hospitalized and suffering from organ failure. He was being treated at a local hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Cassidy revealed to People Magazine earlier this year he was suffering from dementia.

The '70s teen idol found instant fame as Keith Partridge on the musical sitcom "The Partridge Family." The show ran on ABC for four years before continued success as a syndicated series.

Cassidy saw musical success with several singles from the show, including "I Think I Love You," "Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted," and "I'll Meet You Halfway."

His early work also included appearances on "Ironside," "Marcus Welby, M.D.," "Adam-12" and "Bonanza."