David Cassidy died in Florida on Tuesday, November 21, days after he was admitted to hospital suffering organ failure, Us Weekly can confirm.
“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,” the family said in a statement to Us. “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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The singer and actor was rushed to the hospital in mid-November and was placed in an induced coma after his kidneys and liver failed. A source told Us on Saturday, November 18, that the Partridge Family star was “in and out of consciousness” while his son, Beau, ex-wife Sue and half-brother Patrick Cassidy remained by his bedside.
The source said that Cassidy was “hoping and waiting for a liver transplant,” but his condition worsened and he was placed on a breathing tube.
The son of singer and actor Jack Cassidy and actress Evelyn Ward, Cassidy rose to stardom in the 1970s, starring as Keith Partridge on the beloved musical sitcom about a single mom and her five children who form a rock ‘n’ roll band.