By: Kyle James | 11-22-2017 | Entertainment
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Patridge Family Star David Cassidy Dead At 67

Actor and former teen idol David Cassidy have died at age 67 after being hospitalized for organ failure.

The star's publicist confirmed his death Tuesday and offered a statement on behalf of Cassidy's family, "On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy. David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My uncle David Cassidy has sadly passed away tonight… &amp; in the process of mourning I can&#39;t help but thank God for the joy that he brought to countless millions of people! I don&#39;t think I&#39;m alone in saying that we will all miss him. God Speed!</p>&mdash; Jack Cassidy (@jackgcassidy) <a href="">November 22, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Cassidy first rose to fame in the 1970's show "The Partridge Family" and quickly became a singing superstar. By age 20 Cassidy was one of the biggest teen idols of his generation. He once described his love for what he did in an interview with Eyewitness News in 2000, "I love to entertain people. I love to make them laugh. I love to get them up and rocking and swinging."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I’m very sad to hear about David Cassidy. There were times in the mid-1970s when he would come over to my house and we even started writing a song together. He was a very talented and nice person. Love &amp; Mercy to David and his family.</p>&mdash; Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) <a href="">November 22, 2017</a></blockquote>

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The star knew he wanted to be an actor at age three after seeing his father, Jack Cassidy, in a Broadway musical. Cassidy had his song "I Think I Love You" spend three weeks at number one on the charts and even beat out the Beatles' for the best-selling single of 1970.

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Anonymous No. 12448 2017-11-22 : 10:59

I woke up in love this morning, went to sleep with you on my mind.

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