Actor-Singer, Longtime Owner-Breeder David Cassidy Dies At 67

David Cassidy arrives at the ABC Disney Summer press tour party in Pasadena Calif. in August 2009

David's death came after a period of ill health, which saw him hospitalised over the weekend.

Cassidy spoke openly about his struggles with alcohol in recent years, after being arrested for drink-driving three times and attending rehab.

In February 2015, Cassidy filed for bankruptcy, listing assets and debts of up to $10 million. He has two children.

The Thoroughbred Daily News' Barry Weisbord shared stories of his days with Cassidy in a column published Thursday morning.

Cassidy was born on April 12, 1950, in New York City to actors Jack Cassidy and Evelyn Ward, grew up in West Orange, New Jersey, and moved to California when he was still a boy. Beau has followed in his parents' footsteps - according to his IMDB bio, he is a singer, songwriter and actor based in NY and Los Angeles.

The Partridge Family aired from 1970-74 and was a fictional variation of the '60s performers the Cowsills, intended at first as a vehicle for Shirley Jones, the Oscar winning actress and Cassidy's stepmother. His character, a high school student, was periodically swooned over by young women as he learned to navigate his newfound fame.

David Cassidy's biggest rival during his early 1970s heyday was Donny Osmond. "Oh, they're cute. They get flustered and I get flustered, and it's all kind of fun", he said.

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Partridge Family Star David Cassidy Dies at 67

She also confirmed that he was being kept in a private room.

In an attempt to shake-off his squeaky clean image, the singer posed nude in a photo shoot for Rolling Stone magazine in 1972. In the cover article, he said he was already dreaming about the end of his acting career.

"I'll feel really good when it's over", he said, adding: "I have an image of myself in five years".

"I'm living on an island", Cassidy said. Thanks to the show and band's success, Cassidy quickly ascended to teen idol status: According to Cassidy's website, at the height of his fame, the David Cassidy Fan Club had more members than the Beatles Fan Club and Elvis Presley Fan Club combined. "And I'm smiling, I'm healthy, I'm a family man".

David Cassidy's debut single, a double A-side of Could It Be Forever and Cherish, peaked at Number 2 on the Official Singles Chart in August 1972.

In addition, 1980s teen idol Corey Feldman described David Cassidy as a trailblazer in an era when being a triple threat meant stars had multiple talents.

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