Tributes paid to David Cassidy

Tributes paid to David Cassidy

Tributes have been paid to former ‘70s teen idol David Cassidy, who has died aged 67.

The singer and actor, who shot to fame when he starred in musical-sitcom The Partridge Family, was admitted to hospital last week after suffering organ failure.

Cassidy had already disclosed he was suffering from dementia and would stop touring.

"David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long," a family statement said.

The Partridge Family spawned hits including I Think I Love You. Cassidy went on to enjoy a music and acting career and sold more than 30 million records. He topped the UK singles chart with How Can I Be Sure in 1972. 

Artists including Tracey Thorn, Harry Connick Jr and Brian Wilson paid tribute on social media.

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