Celebrities Remember 'Partridge Family' Star David Cassidy After His Death

The singer and '70s heartthrob was 67.

David Cassidy, teen heartthrob and star of The Partridge Family, has died at age 67. According to the New York Times, his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen shared that the cause of death was liver failure.

"David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long," his family told People in a statement. "Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years."

Cassidy is best known for his role as Keith Partridge on the television series The Partridge Family, which ran from 1970 to 1974. In 1972, Cassidy spoke about his fans, in words that still ring true for many stars today

"Oh, they're cute. They get flustered and I get flustered, and it's all kind of fun," he said, according to the Times. "But it's no fun when they rip your clothes and take rooms next door in hotels and keep pounding on the door and slipping notes under it."

Cassidy sang on the Partridge Family's albums, as well as several solo efforts, and earned a Best New Artist Grammy nomination with the group in 1970. He also performed in Las Vegas in the 1990s and 2000s, and was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice.

According to the New York Times, earlier this year, Cassidy revealed that he had dementia, the same condition his mother had. He worked with organizations such as the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and the Alzheimer's Research & Prevention Foundation to help raise awareness.

Following news of his death, many celebrities, some of whom worked with or knew Cassidy personally, shared their memories and expressed sadness over the loss on Twitter. That includes several messages from fellow pop culture icons of the same era.

See some of the most heartwarming responses below:

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