David Cassidy of "The Partridge Family" fame 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 was intended at first as a vehicle for 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 act that travels on a psychedelic bus. The cast featured Cassidy as eldest son and family heartthrob Keith Partridge.
A post on Cassidy's official Facebook page Sunday afternoon informed fans that he was sick.
"Unfortunately David is very sick. However he is getting the support he needs, surrounded by the people he loves most," Cassidy's son, Beau Cassidy, said in the post. "Thank you very much for your love and concern that you have expressed in your messages to him."
From The Associated Press
Posted by Claire Cardona, Breaking News Hub