David Cassidy died Tuesday at age 67 after suffering organ failure last week, and numerous music stars and Hollywood notables took to social media to mourn the 1970s teen idol known for his role on “The Partridge Family.”
His rep said in a statement that Cassidy “died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long.”
“So sad to hear of the passing of David Cassidy,” Harry Connick Jr. tweeted. “He was always so kind to me — such a pleasure to have had him on my show … sending love and prayers to his family… R.I.P. friend.”
“I’m very sad to hear about David Cassidy,” Brian Wilson wrote. “There were times in the mid-1970s when he would come over to my house, and we even started writing a song together. He was a very talented and nice person.”
“Who my age did not want to look like, sound like, just be him when they were young?” Tom Arnold shared. “I was lucky to get to know the sweet & very funny real David as an adult, & I still wanted to be him.”
Other stars weighing in to grieve include Larry King, Alyssa Milano, Maureen McCormick and Grammy winner Diane Warren.
An array of social media messages are below.
#DavidCassidy and The Partridge Family were my childhood. He made a huge impact on my cultural universe. Sending love and respect to his family.
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) November 22, 2017
so sad to hear of the passing of david cassidy… he was always so kind to me – such a pleasure to have had him on my show… sending love and prayers to his family… R.I.P. friend ❤️ pic.twitter.com/tsFkNiJzFc
— Harry Connick Jr (@HarryConnickJR) November 22, 2017
When I was a little boy and my big brother would come to visit, the first call of business would be a punishing pillow fight. During the battle, he would regale me with hysterical stories of our father, often culminating in his taking a giant leap off my top bunk…
— Shaun Cassidy (@shaunpcassidy) November 22, 2017
…I tried to catch him of course. I always tried to catch him. But I never could. Now, I will carry him, along with all of the funny/sad/extraordinary days we shared, none more filled with love than these last few at his side. pic.twitter.com/nc4w9HdTLC
— Shaun Cassidy (@shaunpcassidy) November 22, 2017
I️ have known, loved, and admired David Cassidy for 48 out of my 58 years. He has been as kind to me as any real brother could ever be. We’ve been through a lot together and he was always there for me. This loss is huge. RIP my dear friend. pic.twitter.com/eKdRyAuW2B
— Danny Bonaduce (@TheDoochMan) November 22, 2017
Rest In Peace, David Cassidy.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 22, 2017
Sad to learn David Cassidy has died. Like his father Jack he had great talent, and a complicated life. Condolences to his wonderful family.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) November 22, 2017
— Belinda Carlisle (@belindaofficial) November 22, 2017
Bye bye childhood RIP David Cassidy
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) November 22, 2017
I’m very sad to hear about David Cassidy. There were times in the mid-1970s when he would come over to my house and we even started writing a song together. He was a very talented and nice person. Love & Mercy to David and his family.
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) November 22, 2017
You’re absolutely right. Sending David love and light on his journey and peace to his loved ones. We are grateful for the joy you gave us all! https://t.co/5usoJeenuY
— Chrissy Metz (@ChrissyMetz) November 22, 2017
"RIP David Cassidy" Who my age did not want to look like, sound like, just be him when they were young? I was lucky to get to know the sweet & very funny real David as an adult & I still wanted to be him.
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) November 22, 2017
Heartbroken over the passing of #DavidCassidy. He graced the covers of teen magazines w/ my Brothers in the ‘70s. My condolences to his Family. ???????? #RIP #PartridgeFamily #DavidsHitSong #70sIcon #IWokeUpInLoveThisMorning pic.twitter.com/EUJXr8YBwb
— Marie Osmond (@marieosmond) November 22, 2017
So very sad to hear of David Cassidy passing away???? He was always so kind and sweet to me. Our shows were both on Friday nights and deep down I dreamt of being a Partridge. His memory and love will live on in my ❤️forever. Love you David. Prayers to his family????????
— Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) November 22, 2017
#DavidCassidy, my friend from back when, is gone. Guys, You've never met a kinder or more gentle guy. The last time I saw him he was beating my ass in volleyball. RIP, buddy.
— Rod Lurie (@RodLurie) November 22, 2017
I woke up in love this morning. Went to sleep with you on my mind. Rest In Peace David Cassidy. ❤️????❤️
— I. Marlene King (@imarleneking) November 22, 2017
I grew up in an era before even cable TV, when The Partridge Family was already in reruns. David Cassidy's Keith was one of my favorite TV characters. He was legit funny AND he could sing. The man entertained me during my childhood and even years later: https://t.co/678DU7qTxh
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) November 22, 2017
Because his stardom was launched from a TV show much like the Monkees, many overlooked just how hugely popular David Cassidy was as a singer in the early 70s. A sad decline. https://t.co/NrdINgwWU0
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) November 22, 2017
So sorry to hear about David Cassidy's passing. Godspeed. pic.twitter.com/JpKs2VNvZw
— Rick Springfield (@rickspringfield) November 22, 2017
My heart is hurting. You were an amazing tv daddy! Proud and honored to have worked with one of the best. Love and Prayers #DavidCassidy
— Alexa PenaVega (@alexavega) November 22, 2017
So sad to hear about #DavidCassidy Met him at a gig about 10 years ago and he was incredibly warm and gracious. RIP
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) November 22, 2017
My condolences to the Cassidy family. I knew #DavidCassidy & saw him a couple of yrs ago. He was extremely talented. May God rest his soul.
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) November 22, 2017
So sad to hear of the passing of my friend #DavidCassidy. I'm grateful we had one last time working together at my theater – he did an amazing show w/what was one of his last gigs. RIP my friend, see you on the other side.
— Jimmy Osmond (@jimmyosmond) November 22, 2017
I didn't know David well, he was a contemporary. GQ mag once said of a "mock poetry" night we held in L.A. that we were the "ABC's of teen idol-dom – Aames, Baio and Cassidy". David you were one of the biggest "idols" Whose footsteps we followed in. R.I.P. David #DavidCassidy pic.twitter.com/0R1E5wpo9h
— Willie Aames (@WAames) November 22, 2017
One of my first TV crushes… #DavidCassidy has passed away. It’s terribly sad. My love goes out to his family…especially his brother Ryan, my friend. Love you.
— Carnie Wilson (@CarnieWilson) November 22, 2017
If you were born on the younger side of the Baby Boom… this guy was a BIG part of your childhood.
— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) November 22, 2017
— Ming-Na Wen (@MingNa) November 22, 2017
I met #DavidCassidy on a talk show once. They were determined to have him sing "I think I love you." He told me he wanted to play one of his new songs instead, but eventually he capitulated because he wanted everyone to be happy. We all sang along and we were. ????
— Jennifer Tilly (@JenniferTilly) November 22, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of David Cassidy … part of a musical legacy via his role as "Keith Partridge" that brought music and laughter into the homes of millions … ????????????️ pic.twitter.com/tgj1IXkUBt
— Gloria Gaynor (@gloriagaynor) November 22, 2017
My uncle David Cassidy has sadly passed away tonight… & in the process of mourning I can't help but thank God for the joy that he brought to countless millions of people! I don't think I'm alone in saying that we will all miss him. God Speed!
— Jack Cassidy (@jackgcassidy) November 22, 2017