David Cassidy

American actor and singer (1950–2017)

David Bruce Cassidy (April 12, 1950 – November 21, 2017) was an American singer, actor, songwriter and guitarist. He had many hit songs between the 1970s and the 2000s. He played Keith Partridge in the television sitcom The Partridge Family in the 1970s. Cassidy was one of the contestants on Celebrity Apprentice 2011.[1]

David Cassidy
David Bruce Cassidy

(1950-04-12)April 12, 1950
Manhattan, New York City, United States
DiedNovember 21, 2017(2017-11-21) (aged 67)
Cause of deathMultiple organ failure
Occupation(s)Actor, singer, musician
Years active1956–2017
Spouse(s)Kay Lenz (1977–82)
Meryl Tanz (1984–88)
Sue Shifrin (1991–2017)
ChildrenKatie Cassidy and Beau Devin Cassidy

Personal life


Cassidy was born in New York City. His parents were actor Jack Cassidy (1927-1976) and actress Evelyn Ward (1923-2012). He grew up in West Orange, New Jersey and Beverly Hills, California.

Cassidy announced on February 20, 2017, that he was suffering from dementia.[2]

On November 18, 2017, it was announced that Cassidy has been hospitalized in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with multiple organ failure. He was in critical condition and was placed in a medically induced coma.[3] Two days later, Cassidy was out of the coma and was waiting for a liver transplant.[4] Cassidy died on November 21, 2017, aged 67.[5]


  1. "502 Bad Gateway". www.newslivestreaming.com. Archived from the original on 2016-08-02. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  2. "David Cassidy reveals he has dementia". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  3. Starkey, Adam (November 18, 2017). "David Cassidy in 'critical condition' with organ failure". Metro. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  4. Press, Brian Ballou, and the Associated. "David Cassidy 'critical but stable' in Fort Lauderdale-area hospital with multiple organ failure". Sun-Sentinel.com.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. Chuck, Elizabeth (November 21, 2017). "David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol, has died at 67". NBC News. Retrieved November 21, 2017.

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