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‘Partridge Family’ Mom Shirley Jones on Deceased Co-Star Suzanne Crough: ‘My Sweet TV Baby’

Crough, who played Tracy Partridge on ABC sitcom, died suddenly at age 52

Last Updated: April 28, 2015 @ 11:26 PM

Shirley Jones, who played matriarchal Shirley Partridge on 1970s sitcom “The Partridge Family,” paid tribute to her TV daughter Suzanne Crough on Tuesday, calling her “my sweet TV baby”  and asking, “Dear God take care of my baby.”

“Suzanne Crough … my sweet TV baby for 5 years … only 52 …never a sick day … two adorable children … a devoted husband …everything to live for … just fell asleep at the dining room table and left us forever,” Jones told TheWrap in a statement Tuesday, adding, “Dear God take care of my baby.”

As reported earlier, Crough died suddenly at her Nevada home on Monday. A cause of death is not yet known.

Crough played younger daughter Tracy Partridge on the ABC series, which ran from 1970 to 1974.

In addition to Jones and Crough, David Cassidy, Danny Bonaduce and Susan Dey starred on the series.

Crough, who was born in 1963 in Fullerton, California, had acting credits that also included “Children of Divorce” and “Mulligan’s Stew.”