Though he hasn’t spent much time in the limelight in recent years, Cassidy was beloved amongst the Hollywood community. Here are the celebrities who have shared their condolences for his passing.
So very sad to hear of David Cassidy passing away He was always so kind and sweet to me. Our shows were both on Friday nights and deep down I dreamt of being a Partridge. His memory and love will live on in my ❤️forever. Love you David. Prayers to his family
— Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) November 22, 2017
McCormick starred in another popular 1970s TV show about a singing family: The Brady Bunch. She took to Twitter to share how “kind and sweet” Cassidy was to her, and how she “dreamt of being a Partridge.”
Next: Cassidy appeared on this singer’s talk show last year.
Harry Connick Jr
so sad to hear of the passing of david cassidy… he was always so kind to me – such a pleasure to have had him on my show… sending love and prayers to his family… R.I.P. friend ❤️ pic.twitter.com/tsFkNiJzFc
— Harry Connick Jr (@HarryConnickJR) November 22, 2017
A breakout musician of the ‘90s as well as a successful actor, Harry Connick Jr had this in common with Cassidy. Cassidy was a guest on Connick Jr’s talk show, Harry, in November 2016, and the Will & Grace actor tweeted that it was “such a pleasure to have had him on [his] show.”
Next: Cassidy’s ‘The Partridge Family’ co-star chimes in.
I️ have known, loved, and admired David Cassidy for 48 out of my 58 years. He has been as kind to me as any real brother could ever be. We’ve been through a lot together and he was always there for me. This loss is huge. RIP my dear friend. pic.twitter.com/eKdRyAuW2B
— Danny Bonaduce (@TheDoochMan) November 22, 2017
Many now know Danny Bonaduce for his VH1 stardom in the early ‘00s, but he got his start playing opposite Cassidy in The Partridge Family. In a sentimental tweet, Bonaduce wrote that he has known Cassidy since he was 10 years old, and that “he was as kind to [him] as any real brother ever could be.”
Next: This late-night host knew Cassidy’s famous father.
Sad to learn David Cassidy has died. Like his father Jack he had great talent, and a complicated life. Condolences to his wonderful family.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) November 22, 2017
Larry King is familiar with the lives of many, many celebrities dating back decades, including Cassidy and his father, actor Jack Cassidy, who passed away in 1976. King touched upon the similarities between the two men (both of whom struggled with alcoholism), writing “Like his father Jack he had great talent, and a complicated life.”
Next: Another ‘70s musical talent paid her respects.
Heartbroken over the passing of #DavidCassidy. He graced the covers of teen magazines w/ my Brothers in the ‘70s. My condolences to his Family. #RIP #PartridgeFamily #DavidsHitSong #70sIcon #IWokeUpInLoveThisMorning pic.twitter.com/EUJXr8YBwb
— Marie Osmond (@marieosmond) November 22, 2017
Marie Osmond and her brothers came of age as pop stars at the same time as Cassidy, so she was well-acquainted with the late celebrity. She tweeted out several teen magazine covers that she shared with Cassidy, adding that she was “heartbroken” over his death.
Next: This TV actress grew up with a crush on Cassidy.
— Lori Loughlin (@LoriLoughlin) November 22, 2017
Even celebrities have celebrity crushes. Full House’s Lori Loughlin shared the music video for Cassidy’s hit song, “I Woke Up in Love This Morning,” confessing that her “preteen heart is [broken heart emoji].”
Next: This Trump supporter also became famous in the ‘70s.
My condolences to the Cassidy family. I knew #DavidCassidy & saw him a couple of yrs ago. He was extremely talented. May God rest his soul.
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) November 22, 2017
Today, he often makes other celebrities angry with his unwavering support of President Trump, but Scott Baio was once best known as for his roles in popular ‘70s and ‘80s sitcoms like Happy Days and Charles in Charge. Baio tweeted his sadness over Cassidy’s death, calling him “extremely talented.”
Next: This actress was his co-star during one of his final performances.
My heart is hurting. You were an amazing tv daddy! Proud and honored to have worked with one of the best. Love and Prayers #DavidCassidy
— Alexa PenaVega (@alexavega) November 22, 2017
Most of the celebs who commented on Cassidy’s death were close in age to him. But, Alexa PenaVega, who played his daughter in the short-lived comedy Ruby & The Rockits, expressed her sympathies, saying that she was “proud and honored to have worked with one of the best.”
Next: This actor and producer was a big fan of Cassidy growing up.
#DavidCassidy and The Partridge Family were my childhood. He made a huge impact on my cultural universe. Sending love and respect to his family.
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) November 22, 2017
Ben Stiller voiced his own message regarding Cassidy’s passing, commenting on the impact The Partridge Family had on his childhood. “He made a huge impact on my cultural universe,” Stiller wrote.
Next: A famous news anchor who is clearly also a fan.
So sad to hear about #DavidCassidy. This photo is from when he surprised me at my apartment for my talk show in 2012. He was such a part of my childhood and if you’re close to my age and a woman, probably yours too. Sending sympathy to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/dQB8ps16M1
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) November 22, 2017
Broadcast journalist and media figure Katie Couric shared a photo of her and Cassidy on Twitter, which she said was from 2012 when he appeared on her talk show, Katie. Couric added that Cassidy “was such a part of [her] childhood and if you’re close to [her] age and a woman, probably yours too.”
Next: You might be surprised to learn that this band commented on Cassidy’s death.
Long before there was cable TV and the internet, he was the epitome of a rock star. Sending love and our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and admirers. The world lost a true icon and good human being tonight. Rest in power #DavidCassidy. #RIP pic.twitter.com/DuR8s5HpuK
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) November 22, 2017
Despite their very different styles of music, the rock band Nickelback’s Twitter account sent out a message regarding Cassidy’s passing. “The world lost a true icon and good human being tonight. Rest in power,” wrote the group.
Next: A fellow teenage heartthrob expresses her condolences.
Rest In Peace, David Cassidy.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 22, 2017
Lately, actress Alyssa Milano has been using her voice for activism, especially in support of her Charmed co-star Rose McGowan’s #MeToo campaign. But she took the time to tweet a simple “Rest In Peace” after Cassidy’s death was made public.
Next: This showrunner quoted Cassidy’s lyrics in her condolence tweet.
I. Marlene King
I woke up in love this morning. Went to sleep with you on my mind. Rest In Peace David Cassidy. ❤️❤️
— I. Marlene King (@imarleneking) November 22, 2017
Pretty Little Liars creator I. Marlene King was clearly a fan of Cassidy’s work. She tweeted out his famous lyrics, “I woke up in love this morning. Went to sleep with you on my mind.”
Next: This comedic actor looked up to Cassidy as a teenager.
"RIP David Cassidy" Who my age did not want to look like, sound like, just be him when they were young? I was lucky to get to know the sweet & very funny real David as an adult & I still wanted to be him.
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) November 22, 2017
Another actor who was familiar with Cassidy’s work is Tom Arnold, who expressed on Twitter how he wanted to “look like, sound like, just be him” in his youth. He that he was “lucky to get to know the sweet & very funny real David as an adult,” and that he “still wanted to be him” even then.
Next: Cassidy’s sense of humor had an effect on this filmmaker.
I grew up in an era before even cable TV, when The Partridge Family was already in reruns. David Cassidy's Keith was one of my favorite TV characters. He was legit funny AND he could sing. The man entertained me during my childhood and even years later: https://t.co/678DU7qTxh
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) November 22, 2017
Comedic actor and filmmaker Kevin Smith shared a video of Cassidy presenting at the MTV Music Awards in 1990. He wrote, “Cassidy’s Keith was one of my favorite TV characters. He was legit funny AND he could sing.”
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