David Cassidy, from the Patridge Family, passed away at the age of 67. His daughter Katie revealed the famed celebrities last words.
“Words cant express the solace our family’s received from all the love & support during this trying time. My father’s last words were “So much wasted time”. This will be a daily reminder for me to share my gratitude with those I love as to never waste another minute….thank you.”
Fans and family shared some very touching thoughts of the 70s icon.
When I was a little boy and my big brother would come to visit, the first call of business would be a punishing pillow fight. During the battle, he would regale me with hysterical stories of our father, often culminating in his taking a giant leap off my top bunk…
— Shaun Cassidy (@shaunpcassidy) November 22, 2017
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) November 22, 2017
I’m very sad to hear about David Cassidy. There were times in the mid-1970s when he would come over to my house and we even started writing a song together. He was a very talented and nice person. Love & Mercy to David and his family.
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) November 22, 2017
Comedian Tom Arnold asked, “Who my age did not want to look like, sound like, just be him when they were young?” He added: “I was lucky to get to know the sweet & very funny real David as an adult & I still wanted to be him.”
“So sad to hear about #DavidCassidy,” tweeted singer Richard Marx. “Met him at a gig about 10 years ago and he was incredibly warm and gracious.”
Heartbroken over the passing of #DavidCassidy. He graced the covers of teen magazines w/ my Brothers in the ‘70s. My condolences to his Family. 🙏💋 #RIP #PartridgeFamily #DavidsHitSong #70sIcon #IWokeUpInLoveThisMorning pic.twitter.com/EUJXr8YBwb
— Marie Osmond (@marieosmond) November 22, 2017
As reported by USA Today:
Entertainer and 1970s teen idol David Cassidy has died.
The musician and actor, 67, who starred in TV’s The Partridge Family (1970 to 1974), died Tuesday night in Florida after being hospitalized with organ failure, according to a statement sent to USA TODAY by his representative Jo-Ann Geffen.
“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,” the statement 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 of love and support you have shown him these many years.”
In February, Cassidy announced that he had been diagnosed with dementia. Just before sharing that news, he said he was retiring from touring.
He acknowledged that a family history of dementia had haunted him because he watched his grandfather struggle with dementia and saw his mother “disappear” from it as well.
The decision to stop live performances was because “I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I’ve been without any distractions,” he said at the time. “I want to love. I want to enjoy life.”