Singer David Cassidy dead at 67
NEW YORK - Family and fans are mourning David Cassidy of “The Patridge Family,” who has died at age 67.
Publicist JoAnn Geffen released a statement Tuesday evening saying Cassidy had died “surrounded by those he loved.”
No further details were immediately available, but Geffen said on Saturday that Cassidy was in a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, hospital suffering from organ failure. The teen and pre-teen idol starred in the 1970s sitcom and sold millions of records as the musical group’s lead singer.
“The Partridge Family” aired from 1970-74 and starred Shirley Jones, the Oscar winning actress and Cassidy’s stepmother.
Jones played Shirley Partridge, a widow with five children with whom she forms a popular band that travels on a psychedelic bus. The cast featured Cassidy as eldest son and family heartthrob Keith Partridge.