David Cassidy, ’70s teen idol and star of 'Partridge Family,' dies at 67

“The Partridge Family” star and ’70s heartthrob David Cassidy died on Tuesday after being placed into a medically-induced coma. He was 67.

Cassidy was admitted to a Florida hospital last week and his condition quickly worsened. His organs began to shut down and he was in dire need of a liver transplant.

“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,” his rep said in a statement to TheWrap. “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.”

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UNITED STATES - JULY 28: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'Gallery' 1971 David Cassidy (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) NBC News' Savannah Guthrie, Natalie Morales and musician/actor David Cassidy appear on NBC News' 'Today' show on March 21, 2013 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Singer David Cassidy performs at Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on December 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 28: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'Gallery' 1971 David Cassidy (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 10: Musician David Cassidy performs at BB King on January 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 28: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'Gallery' 1971 David Cassidy (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) David Cassidy and Danny Bonaduce appear on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, FL - DECEMBER 12: David Cassidy attends Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade 2014 Grand Marshal Reception Honors Flo Rida at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino ? Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood on December 12, 2014 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
David Cassidy, singer, actor and musician, in concert at Wembley Arena, London. David Bruce Cassidy is widely known for his role as Keith Partridge in the 1970s musical sitcom The Partridge Family, which led to his becoming one of pop culture's most celebrated teen idols and pop singers of the 1970s. He later had a career in both acting and music. Picture taken 17th March 1973. (Photo by Lloyd/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, FL - DECEMBER 12: Sue Shifrin and David Cassidy attend Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade 2014 Grand Marshal Reception Honors Flo Rida at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino ? Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood on December 12, 2014 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 28: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'The Last Howard' 10/27/73 David Cassidy (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Musician/actor David Cassidy appears on NBC News' 'Today' show on March 21, 2013 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 22: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'The Forty-Year Itch' 11/1971 David Cassidy (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
SCHODACK, NY - AUGUST 21: In this handout photo provided by the Schodack Police Department, David Cassidy is seen in a police booking photo after his arrest on charges of felony DWI, driving while intoxicated, August 21, 2013 in Schodack, New York. Cassidy was released on USD 2,500 bail and is scheduled to appear in court September 4. (Photo by Schodack Police Department via WireImage)
COCONUT CREEK, FL - AUGUST 13: Singer David Cassidy performs during the first hand of Real Blackjack 24/7 Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on August 13, 2010 in Coconut Creek, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Musician/actor David Cassidy appears on NBC News' 'Today' show on March 21, 2013 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) NBC News' Matt Lauer, David Cassidy, tv host George Oliphant and NBC News' Natalie Morales appear on NBC News' 'Today' show on March 21, 2013 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 09: David Cassidy performs on stage during the UK Once In A Lifetime Tour at LG Arena on November 9, 2012 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Thorne/Redferns via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 28: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'Gallery' 1970 Susan Dey, Jeremy Gelbwaks, David Cassidy, Shirley Jones, Danny Bonaduce, Suzanne Crough (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: Singer David Cassidy performs at BB King on July 19, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 21: David Cassidy performs at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center in Queens on November 21, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22: David Cassidy attends 'The Celebrity Apprentice' Season 4 Finale at Trump SoHo on May 22, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 12: David Cassidy performs on stage at Hammersmith Apollo on April 12, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Westwood/Redferns)
UNITED STATES - JULY 28: THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY - 'Gallery' 1971 Shirley Jones, David Cassidy (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: David Cassidy appears on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
David Cassidy enter caption here at The Langham Resort on August 8, 2009 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: Singer David Cassidy performs at BB King on July 19, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
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Cassidy made public his battle with dementia in February and announced he would end his musical tour to concentrate on his health. Cassidy told People Magazine that his mother and grandfather had also suffered from the degenerative brain disease. Fearful that he’d succumb to the disease like his mother did, Cassidy appeared on “Dr. Phil” and told his son, “I want you to promise me you’ll find a way to let me go and don’t let me live like that.”

Cassidy’s parents, actor Jack Cassidy and actress Evelyn Ward, divorced when he was six and his father married actress Shirley Jones, who went on to become his TV mom on the ’70s hit sitcom “The Partridge Family,” about a widowed mother and her five children who embark on a musical career.

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The Partridge Family: Then and Now
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The Partridge Family: Then and Now
'The Partridge Family' premiered in 1970, instantly becoming one of the defining TV shows of the decade.
Shirley Jones in 1972.
Shirley Jones in the 1980s.
Shirley Jones in 1990. (Check out that '90s sweater!)
Shirley Jones in 2001.
Shirley Jones in 2006.
Shirley Jones in 2016.
David Cassidy in the 'Partridge Family' pilot episode in 1970.
David Cassidy in 1976 -- by now a bonafide heartthrob.
David Cassidy in 1975.
David Cassidy in 1982. He cleaned up his hair but still had that boyish charm!
David Cassidy in 1987.
David Cassidy in 1990.
David Cassidy in 1999.
David Cassidy at the TV Land Awards in 2003.
David Cassidy and Shirley Jones during The TV Land Awards -- in 2003.
David Cassidy and his daughter, Katie Cassidy.
David Cassidy in 2010.
David Cassidy in 2016.
David Cassidy tears up during his final touring concert in 2017.
David Cassidy during his final touring concert in 2017.
Danny Bonaduce in 1970.
Danny Bonaduce in 1970.
Danny Bonaduce in the pilot episode of 'Partridge' in 1970.
Danny Bonaduce in 1977.
Danny Bonaduce in 1982.
Danny Bonaduce in the 1980s.
Danny Bonaduce and David Cassidy in the 1990s.
Danny Bonaduce in the 1990s.
Danny Bonaduce and his young daughter.
Danny Bonaduce in 2004.
Danny Bonaduce in 2004.
Danny Bonaduce in 2010.
Danny Bonaduce competes in ABC's new 'Battle of the Network Stars' in 2017.
Susan Dey in 1970.
David Cassidy and Susan Dey in 1970.
Susan Dey in 1972.
 Susan Dey, David Cassidy, Danny Bonaduce, and Shirley Jones in 1972.
Susan Dey and her husband, Leonard Hirshan, in the 1980s.
Susan Dey as Grace Van Owen on L.A. Law in the 1980s.
 Susan Dey in 1985.
Susan Dey and David Cassidy in the late 1980s.
Susan Dey in 1990.
Susan Dey & Lisa Rinna in the mid-2000s.
Susan Dey and Rebecca Romijn in 2007.
Suzanne Crough and TV dad Dave Madden in 1970.
Suzanne Crough in 1973.
A Partridge reunion special in 1977.
Suzanne Crough in 1977.
Brian Forster, Shirley Jones and Suzanne Crough in 2003.
Suzanne Crough in 2014.
David Cassidy, Danny Bonaduce, Brian Forster and Suzanne Crough in recent years.
Dave Madden in 1970.
Dave Madden in 1978.
Dave Madden (left) in 1986. He passed away in 2014 at the age of 82.
Brian Forster in 1972.
Brian Forster, David Cassidy and Suzanne Crough in the early 1970s.
Brian Forster in 1973.
Brian Forster in recent years.
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After taking the lead in the original 1982 Broadway production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Blood Brothers,” he hosted the VH-1 show “8-Track Flashback” for three years and wrote and appeared in the Las Vegas show “At the Copa” with Sheena Easton. And, in 2011, he was the fired to hear “You’re fired!” from Donald Trump when he was a contestant on “Celebrity Apprentice.”

Cassidy’s life is detailed in his 2007 memoir, “Could It Be Forever? My Story.”

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