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Partridge Family's David Cassidy Dead at 67

He had been suffering from organ failure
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 21, 2017 8:41 PM CST

(Newser) – 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," per the AP. 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.

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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.

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