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RIP David Cassidy
November 21st, 2017 under David Cassidy, Obits. [ Comments: none ]

David Cassidy passed away today from organ failure at the age of just 67 according to KABC.

In 1970, the world feel in love with David Cassidy in The Partridge Family. He became a teen idol so quickly at 20, he did not know how to handle his newfound stardom even though he was the son of two living legends Jack Cassidy and Evelyn Ward and stepson to Shirley Jones. The latter was not only his stepmom in real life, she was also his TV mom on the sitcom that made him household name.

In order to deal with his fame, he took on drinking and drugs like his father and it took its toll on him. Even still, he kept on performing. He kept releasing music, starring on TV shows and even transitioning to Broadway in shows like Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Blood Brothers with his real life half-brother Shaun Cassidy. I was fortunate enough to see him in that musical. After the show ended, my mom and I waited outside the stage door so she could meet Petula Clark, who played the mom. As we were waiting, David came out and did not want to sign autographs, so he ran away. As he was running away, like 50 women, who were not so young, were chasing him down Broadway even though he wanted to be left alone. I will never forget how obsessed they were him after all of those years, and are still in love with him now.

He was special. I know that because I interviewed him years later for ABC Family’s Ruby and the Rockits. I was enamored with the man, who sang I Think I Love You. He was a gentle soul even though he had been through hell and back.

Now he is at peace and out of pain. A pain that would have been worse for him as the Dementia started to take over like it did his mom. He was forced to retire earlier this year because of it and I would assume part of him died that day. He loved performing and without it, he was most likely not the same.

Today let’s honor him by singing his songs and watching the show that made us all happy. Come On Get Happy through the tears.

Here is a story about David as told by his brother Shaun from the Ruby and the Rockits’ interview. According to Shaun when Katie Cassidy was 15 years old, David brought her along to dinner one night with his brothers, who never met her nor know about her, and he told them, “Oh, and by the way, this is my daughter, I’ll have the chopped chicken liver and the…” That was how he introduced them to their niece. It was that moment that lead to Shaun pitching that show.


BTWF roles: David Cassidy on Ironside
November 21st, 2017 under Before They Were Famous, David Cassidy. [ Comments: none ]

Before David Cassidy was squeaky clean on The Partridge Family, he was a bad teen on Ironside. It is easy to see why he was a heartthrob because look at cute he was when he was 19 in that 1959 episode.


David Cassidy is hospitalized with organ failure
November 18th, 2017 under David Cassidy. [ Comments: none ]

Earlier this year, David Cassidy retired from performing because he is suffering from dementia, and today the ’70s heartthrob from The Partridge Family is in the hospital with liver and kidney failure. According to People the 67-year-old is in desperate need of a liver transplant.

Even though TMZ reported he was in an induced coma, his rep says he is now conscious and surrounded by his family including his son Beau, his ex-wife and Beau’s mom Sue Shifrin and brother Patrick. Shifrin pleaded on Twitter, “PRAYERS, please….” While his younger brother Shaun Cassidy wrote, “Thank you for all your love and good wishes for David. It means the world to all of us.”

As we pray for him to get better, we should also sing his song I Think I Love You. This way he will know that we really do love him.


David Cassidy reveals he is suffering from Dementia
February 20th, 2017 under 70s, David Cassidy. [ Comments: none ]

Days after announcing on Facebook that he will be retiring from touring later this year and an awful concert, David Cassidy reveals that he is suffering from Dementia.

The former teen idol made the revelation after he was accused of being drunk during Saturday’s show when he forgot the lyrics to some of his most famous songs. He told People, “I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming,” because he watched both his grandfather and mother die from the dreadful disease that cause memory loss and more. He recalled what his mother went through at the end, “The only way I knew she recognized me is with one single tear that would drop from her eye every time I walked into the room…I feared I would end up that way.”

Instead of being negative about his diagnosis, the 66 year old still wants to enjoy life. Hopefully, he will get to do just that because he has brought so much joy to his fans for over 50 years.


Danny Bonaduce responds to David Cassidy’s arrest!
August 22nd, 2013 under 70s, David Cassidy. [ Comments: 1 ]

There was a time in Danny Bonaduce‘s life where he was more known for his troubles than anything else. Well those days are long ago and far away and now it’s his former co-stars that are more known for their wild lifestyles.
Danny Partridge’s big brother Keith aka David Cassidy was arrested yesterday on suspicion of DWI, so the red head Tweeted about it. What the Seattle radio DJ said has me singing I Think I Love You to him because those are the best Tweets of the day. If that doesn’t make you C’mon Get Happy, I don’t know what will.
BTW I hope that Bonaduce remains sober because I like him better this way! Don’t you agree?


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