'Partridge Family' Star David Cassidy Has Died at the Age of 67

November 21, 2017

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David Cassidy, the performer who was best known for his role on The Partridge Family, has died. He was 67. 

The actor and musician entered a Fort Lauderdale, FL hospital for liver and kidney failure last week.

Cassidy's family issued a statement confirming the news of his death on Tuesday evening (November 21):

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

Cassidy became a teenage heartthrob with his role as Keith Partridge in the ‘70s sitcom, The Partridge Family. He would go on to have a career as a musician with hit songs such as “I Think I Love You.” 

In recent years, David had been touring with his music. When he stopped touring earlier this year, he revealed to PEOPLE Magazine that he was battling dementia. The performer had also previously spoken out about his struggles with alcohol abuse in the past.