1970s American Actor Dies After Induced Coma, Organs Shutting Down

November 18, 2017Nov 18, 2017
Updated nov 22 2017 1100AM ET

UPDATE: David Cassidy passed away Tuesday, November 21st. Read the original story below.

67-year-old actor David Cassidy is currently still in critical condition as of Tuesday morning, according to multiple news outlets; he was originally listed in critical condition on Saturday, but since then, his health worsened. Cassidy is best-known for his starring role in the 1970s American musical sitcom, “The Partridge Family.”

TMZ first reported that he was placed in an induced coma at the hospital, but his organs are shutting down. Apparently, one source initially stated to TMZ, “It’s looking grim.” 

The American actor was hospitalized days ago in Florida; it is unclear which hospital he is at. In those few days, his condition has not improved.

He initially was expected to need a kidney transplant. However, on Sunday, TMZ revealed that he is now in the ICU, on a breathing tube, and receiving a transplant would potentially not keep him alive. The family is sadly "expecting the worse" outcome. Doctors are not hopeful for his survival.

However, later reports suggested that the actor/singer is conscious and surrounded by family members. His most recent condition is unclear, but he is still alive as of early Tuesday.

According to the New York Daily News, he has also suffered from dementia for several months. 

In addition to “The Partridge Family,” Cassidy was a popular musician. He was featured in other musicals, on Broadway, and even had a top-charted single in the U.S. and other countries titled, “Cherish.”

Please keep David Cassidy in your prayers today. In other breaking news, a retired rock and roll guitarist recently passed away shortly after the death of his older brother.

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