David Cassidy has died, his family tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.
“On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy,” his family said in a statement Tuesday. “David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years.”
The actor, widely known for his starring role as Keith Partridge on the 1970s series The Partridge Family, died from organ failure Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was 67.