David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ superstar, in critical condition
- “Nothing is imminent,” his publicist says. “We are taking it day by day.”
- He was a superstar on the level of Elvis Presley and the Beatles
Cassidy is being treated at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area hospital, longtime publicist Jo-Ann Geffen told CNN on Saturday.
“He is conscious and surrounded by family and friends, nothing is imminent and we are taking it day by day,” Geffen said.
She did not say what caused the organ failure.
A ’70s superstar
“The Partridge Family,” a sitcom about a mother and five children who formed a rock ‘n’ roll band, gave Cassidy a national audience for his music. Cassidy, who played Keith Partridge on the show, captured the spirit of 1970s youth.
His wispy voice and wholesome persona broke out from the small screen. At the time, his fan club reportedly was bigger than those of Elvis Presley and The Beatles.
The singer toured the world singing his hit songs, such as “I Think I Love You,” filling concert halls with screaming teenage girls.
Cassidy, in an interview with CNN in 2014, said his trouble with alcohol was “very humbling and it’s also humiliating.”