"David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long".
In a last ditch effort, Wright wrote an open letter to Cassidy in 2014, published by Express, which read, in part: "This is not a gimmick". He was married several times, ultimately divorcing each of his three wives, and filed for bankruptcy in 2015. He has two children.
Cassidy was born on April 12, 1950, in New York City to actors Jack Cassidy and Evelyn Ward, grew up in West Orange, New Jersey, and moved to California when he was still a boy.
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His big break came when the youthful-looking star won the lead role in The Partridge Family. "Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years".
Meanwhile, The Partridge Family remained popular in re-runs and Cassidy, who kept his dark bangs and boyish appearance well into middle age, frequently turned up for reunions and spoke often about his early success. "I want to meet my dad", said Wright, who also insists she's not looking for any kind of payout. "But it's no fun when they rip your clothes and take rooms next door in hotels and keep pounding on the door and slipping notes under it".
"I'm living on an island", Cassidy said.
Kicked out of high school for truancy, Cassidy dreamed of becoming an actor and had made appearances on Bonanza, Ironside and other programs before producers at ABC asked him to audition for The Partridge Family, unaware that he could sing and intending at first to have him mime songs to someone else's voice. "And I'm smiling, I'm healthy, I'm a family man".