Wed 22 Nov, 2017 03:32 am
David Cassidy, '70s teen heartthrob, dies at age 67
David Cassidy, who came to fame as a '70s teen heartthrob and lead singer on
"The Partridge Family," has died, according to his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen. He was 67.
The singer-actor had recently been admitted to the intensive care unit of a
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area hospital. Cassidy was in critical condition and suffering
from organ failure before his death Tuesday, Geffen 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. Thank you for the abundance and support you have
shown him these many years," she said.
One thing which I think his death (and Petty's) has brought to the forefront is the fact that the process of dying can agonizingly take a few days. What's morbid curiosity for fans is prolonged anguish for families.