BREAKING NEWS: Man arrested for child abuse at day care center Full Story

Former Teen Pop Idol David Cassidy Dies

Dead at age 67

Posted: Nov. 21, 2017 6:57 PM

David Cassidy of "The Partridge Family" fame has died at age 67.

According to the Associated Press, Publicist JoAnn Geffen released a statement Tuesday evening saying Cassidy had died "surrounded by those he loved." 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.

"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.

Article Comments

Chico
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 64°
Oroville
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 66°
Paradise
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 64°
Chester
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 44°
Red Bluff
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 58°
Willows
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 64°
Cooling down this weekend
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events