Singer and actor David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida due to organ failure. His publicist, JoAnn Geffen, confirmed that the 67-year old has been in critical condition for the last three days. He is conscious and surrounded by family. Cassidy has also been stricken with dementia and has been in declining health for a while.
Cassidy is best known as the star of The Partridge Family which airs from 1970-1974, which made him a pop singer and teen idol thanks to his hit song I Think I Love You. He did a lot of various TV work over the years including guest starring on the 1991 episode of the Flash called Done With Mirrors where he played Sam Scudder, also known as the Mirror Master. He’s also appeared on Fantasy Island, Malcolm in the Middle and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 2009 he was a regular on the series Ruby & The Rockits.
Cassidy is also the father of Katie Cassidy who plays Laurel Lance on Arrow. With how much the Arrowverse series like to do Legacy casting like bringing Mark Hamill, John Wesley Shipp, Amanda Pays and Alex Dessert onto the Flash (all of whom played in the 90s series), the fact that Cassidy had not been invited is likely do to the estranged relationship he has with his daughter. His father, Jack Cassidy, was also an actor as was his stepmother, Shirley Jones, who he co-starred with on the Partridge Family.
Cassidy’s last performance was back in March when he played the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York.
Cassidy, the star of The Partridge Family television show, last performed in March at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York. In February he appeared on the Dr. Phil show where he talked about his dementia diagnosis, falling on stage and forgetting the lyrics to his songs. He also spoke openly about his struggles with alcohol and drugs.
He is currently suffering from kidney failure and reports say he needs a liver transplant. He has been in decline for the last two months and his family has been told to prepare for the worst.