Singer and actor David Cassidy, best known for his role in The Partridge Family, died on Wednesday morning (22 November) UK time, in Florida, US. He was 67.
In a statement, his family said the actor was surrounded by his loved ones. "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."
Cause of death
The actor was in intensive care since last Wednesday following liver and kidney failure. He was kept in a medically induced coma but on Saturday was "conscious and surrounded by family".
The pop idol of the 70s rose to fame for his character Keith Partridge in the musical sitcom The Partridge Family. He constantly struggled with alcohol abuse that led to many family issues. But during his final moments, the family came together to be by his side.
Cassidy is survived by his son Beau with ex-wife Sue Shifrin-Cassidy, his daughter Katie and his brothers Shaun, Patrick and Ryan. The family is yet to announce their plan for the memorial service for the late actor.
"There had been many family issues because of his alcoholism, but they are all reuniting in support of him. He was delighted to see them. When his brother Patrick walked into the room, David lit up like a Christmas tree. There's been total resolution within the family. They will always be there for him," a source close to Cassidy told People on Sunday.