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The Partridge Family star David Cassidy has died at the age of 67.

He found fame in The Partridge Family before going on to become a 1970s teen pop idol.

A family statement said: “David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long.”

David Cassidy was admitted to hospital last week after suffering multiple organ failure.


Earlier this year, the actor and singer said he had dementia and would stop touring in order to “enjoy life”.

David Cassidy was born in New York to a family familiar with the entertainment industry. His father was a singer and actor and his mother was an actress.

He became a star playing Keith Partridge in The Partridge Family – a 1970s sitcom about a mother and five children who formed a rock and roll band.

The Partridge Family spawned several hit songs, such as I Think I Love You.

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David Cassidy Hospitalized after Suffering Multiple Organ Failure

David Cassidy Diagnosed with Dementia

Following the sitcom David Cassidy enjoyed a hugely successful career in music and acting. He received multiple Grammy nominations and sold more than 30 million records worldwide.

At the peak of his fame in the 1970s, David Cassidy’s fan club had a bigger membership than that of The Beatles and Elvis Presley.

Hundreds were injured in a stampede at one of David Cassidy’s shows in 1974, with a girl dying a few days later.

In recent years the singer has spoken about his struggles with alcohol.

In 2015, David Cassidy filed for bankruptcy. Between 2010 and 2014, he was arrested three times for DUI, and was ordered to rehab as part of his sentence in 2014.

David Cassidy has divorced three times and has two children.

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David Cassidy, best known for his role as Keith Partridge in the 1970’s musical-sitcom The Partridge Family, is ill in hospital but is reported to be conscious, after suffering multiple organ failure earlier this week.

A spokeswoman said the 67-year-old singer was admitted to hospital in Fort Lauderdale on November 15 after suffering pain.

David Cassidy is reportedly suffering kidney failure and needs a liver transplant.

Earlier this year the singer said he had dementia and would stop touring in order to “enjoy life”.

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David Cassidy Diagnosed with Dementia

A spokeswoman for David Cassidy told the Press Association that he was conscious, following reports he had been put into a coma.

She said he was surrounded by family.

David Cassidy’s health has been deteriorating for more than two months, TMZ reported.

He shot to fame playing Keith Partridge in The Partridge Family – a sitcom about a mother and five children who formed a rock and roll band. The show spawned hit songs, such as I Think I Love You.

David Cassidy went on to a hugely successful solo career as a singer and pop idol.

In recent years the singer has spoken about his struggles with alcohol.

In 2015, David Cassidy filed for bankruptcy. Between 2010 and 2014, he was arrested three times for DUI, and was ordered to rehab as part of his sentence in 2014. He has divorced three times.

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Ex-Partridge Family idol David Cassidy has confirmed he is diagnosed with dementia.

The revelation comes after performances in California in which David Cassidy, 66, forgot his words and appeared physically unstable.

David Cassidy, a teen idol in the 1970s with hits like How Can I Be Sure?, has told People magazine that he will stop touring as a musician to focus on his health.

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He said: “I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming.”

His mother also suffered from the disease.

David Cassidy told the magazine: “I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I’ve been, without any distractions… I want to love. I want to enjoy life.”

Videos on social media of David Cassidy’s performances over the weekend at Agoura, west of Los Angeles, raised concerns about his health.

David Cassidy, whose hits include I Think I Love You and Cherish, has struggled with drinking and financial troubles recently, in 2015, he filed for bankruptcy and between 2010 and 2014, he was arrested three times for drunken driving, and was ordered to rehab as part of his sentence in 2014.