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David Bruce Cassidy

(1950-04-12)April 12, 1950
Manhattan, New York City, United States
Died November 21, 2017(2017-11-21) (aged 67)
Cause of death Multiple organ failure
Occupation Actor, singer, musician
Years active 1956–2017
Spouse(s) Kay Lenz (1977–82)
Meryl Tanz (1984–88)
Sue Shifrin (1991–2017)
Children Katie Cassidy and Beau Devin Cassidy

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 as Keith Partridge in the television sitcom The Partridge Family in the 1970s. Cassidy was one of the contestants on Celebrity Apprentice 2011.

Personal life

Cassidy was born in New York City to 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.


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

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