Ever since The Patridge Family star David Cassidy passed away on November 21, interesting tidbits about his life, including his relationship with the members of his family have been coming to light.
Shortly after the news of his death, Cassidy’s family revealed that he will not be given a funeral, instead “arrangements for a memorial will be announced at a later date.” They made plans to cremate his body, then honor his memory in a private ceremony.
The actor and singer, best known for portraying teen heartthrob Keith Partridge on the 70s musical sitcom, had a row with some of his relatives for decades because of his alcoholism. A source told People that when Cassidy was admitted to the hospital for organ failure, the entire family reunited “in support of him.”
“He was delighted to see them,” they continued. “When his brother Patrick walked into the room, David lit up like a Christmas tree. There’s been total resolution within the family. They will always be there for him.”
Beau, Cassidy’s son from his third marriage to Sue Shifrin, later wrote: “I’m so grateful that I was able to hold and love the best friend I’ll ever have in his last moments.”
Cassidy’s only daughter, Katie was also by his side when he took his final breath. She later took to Twitter to share a tribute as well as her father’s last words.
“Words cant express the solace our family’s received from all the love & support during this trying time,” Katie wrote. “My father’s last words were ‘So much wasted time’. This will be a daily reminder for me to share my gratitude with those I love as to never waste another minute….thank you.”
Words cant express the solace our family’s received from all the love & support during this trying time. My father’s last words were “So much wasted time”. This will be a daily reminder for me to share my gratitude with those I love as to never waste another minute….thank you.
— Katie Cassidy (@MzKatieCassidy) November 24, 2017
Although the entire family reconciled before Cassidy’s death, the entertainer still left one of his kids out of his will.