The news has been confirmed by his family. They told fans that he died “surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long.” The singer/actor had battled with dementia, a fact released earlier this year.
He lead a wonderful 48 year career, from 1969-2017, releasing 10 solo studio albums, ten “Partridge Family” albums and five solo LPs. The first was 1972’s Cherish.
According to the below video’s caption, which shows Cassidy’s final performance:
David Cassidy makes reference to President Trump then performs “Doesn’t Somebody Want To Be Wanted” and “I Woke Up In Love This Morning” (9:23) live. The latter is the best known song from The Partridge Family Sound Magazine and was the TV pop group’s third gold album in 1971.
“Doesn’t Somebody Want to Be Wanted” single is from The Partridge Family album Up to Date and peaked at #6 on The Billboard Hot 100 in 1971. Cassidy embraces the song he once hated recording because of the spoken middle interlude.
The celebrated 66-year-old actor/singer ends touring in 2017. David Cassidy held his last-ever Los Angeles US West Coast concert at The Canyon, Agoura Hills, CA on February 18, 2017. Cassidy lived in Los Angeles for 35 years. His live band members are musical director Frank Fabio on bass, Craig J on keyboards, Dave Robicheau on guitar and Felipe Torres on drums.
Immediately after the show, Dr. Phil television show film crew interviewed David Cassidy backstage, then recorded audience attendees’ reaction to the evening’s performance.