‘Partridge Family’ Star Suzanne Crough Died of Rare Heart Ailment, Coroner Says

The woman who played Tracy Partridge was 52 at time of her death

Last Updated: July 4, 2016 @ 11:53 PM

Suzanne Crough, the “Partridge Family” star who died in April at age 52, succumbed to a heart aliment, the Clark County, Nevada, coroner told TheWrap on Wednesday.

According to the coroner, Crough’s cause of death was arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, a rare form of cardiomyopathy. The condition occurs when the heart muscle of the right ventricle is replaced by fat and/or fibrous tissue, causing the right ventricle to dilate and contract poorly, usually resulting in a weakened ability of the heart to pump blood.

Patients with the condition often have abnormal heart rhythms, causing increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest or death.

The cause of the ailment is unknown, though it often runs in families. About 1 in 5,000 people have the condition.

Crough’s cause of death was deemed natural.

The actress, who played tambourine-playing Tracy Partridge on the 1970s ABC sitcom, died suddenly at her Nevada home.

Crough had a husband and two daughters.