The untold truth of David Cassidy

David Cassidy dead: Look back at the teen idol's Official Chart history, including two Number 1 singles

Actor and singer David Cassidy, who rose to fame as Keith Partridge in the classic '70s series The Partridge Family, has died of organ failure.

"David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long, ' his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen told CNN. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years".

According to TMZ, Cassidy was first admitted to a hospital in Florida on November 15.

Shaun Cassidy shared a touching tribute to his late half-brother David Wednesday, in which he fondly recalled the close-knit relationship of their youth.

Cassidy continued to perform in Las Vegas and tour. The Partridge Family centered on a single mother (played by Shirley Jones) raising five children who form a rock "n" roll band.

While he was best known for his music, Cassidy had a number of television stints after his break Partridge Family break, and was even nominated for an Emmy in 1978.

At the height of his popularity, Cassidy commanded a fan base that drew comparisons to those of Elvis Presley and the Beatles, with the New York Times reporting that after a 21-year-old Cassidy's gallbladder was removed in 1971, fans called for the singer's gallstones to be covered in bronze and sold alongside clippings of his hair. He landed his breakout role in The Partridge Family just two years after his debut performance in the Broadway musical The Fig Leaves Are Falling in 1969. Three marriages collapsed and, on three occasions between 2010 and 2014, he was arrested for driving under the influence. In 2015, he filed for bankruptcy after Sue Cassidy, his wife of 23 years, filed for divorce. Cassidy announced his diagnosis with dementia in early 2017. "I want to meet my dad", said Wright, who also insists she's not looking for any kind of payout.

His nephew and United States praise singer Jack Cassidy thanked the public for support over the past week.

"Leaving: six and a half million long-playing albums and singles; 44 television programs; David Cassidy lunch boxes; David Cassidy bubble gum; David Cassidy colouring books and David Cassidy pens; not to mention several millions of teen magazines, wall stickers, love beads, posters and photo albums".

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