David Cassidy died today on the 21st of November, Tuesday, just a few days he went to the hospital due to organ failure according to a representative who spoke with Us Weekly. In a statement to the publication, they wrote, “it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother.”
David passed away peacefully surrounded by those who loved him with “joy in his heart” and was free from the pain that he tolerated for too long. They thanked their fans for the “support (they) have shown him these many years.”
Reportedly, David went to the hospital in the middle of November due to the failure of his kidneys and liver. Doctors put him into an induced coma to medicate him, but their efforts weren’t enough.
On Saturday, November 18th, the Patridge Family star was “in and out of consciousness” while his family remained by his bedside. According to sources, Cassidy was planning on receiving a liver transplant, but his condition deteriorated and had to use a breathing tube.
David came from a line of performers including his father and mother, Jack Cassidy and Evelyn Ward. Cassidy became a star in the 1970’s and starred as Keith Partridge on the musical sitcom which followed a single mom and her children who form a band.
After David created ten records with the Partridge Family, he embarked on a solo career that proved to be incredibly successful with hits like “Cherish,” and “How Can I Be Sure.” He sold more than 30 million albums.
David’s fan club membership at one time was more substantial than the club memberships of acts like Elvis Presley and even The Beatles.
Due to his time as an actor, he received an Emmy nomination for his role in Police Story and went on to take the leading role in a TV series called, “David Cassidy: Man Undercover.” Furthermore, he garnered an Emmy nomination once again for Best Dramatic Actor, but the show was canceled after one season.