I was so very sad to learn of the death, yesterday, of 1970s pop icon, musician, TV star and teen idol David Cassidy. His portrayal of California-cool Keith Partridge, oldest brother and lead vocalist of “The Partridge Family” in the 1970s, influenced a generation of pop music lovers, including yours truly. The girls loved him, for the obvious. The guys loved him, because he was the Guy you wanted to be–handsome, popular, charming, nice, and best of all, a great musician. No question about it, he will be missed.
Cassidy passed away near his home in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, after being hospitalized with organ failure for several days. He was sixty-seven. Earlier this year, Cassidy had revealed that he had been diagnosed with dementia.
Every time I think about the girl of my dreams, I can’t help thinking about that wonderful line of Hugh Grant’s from Four Weddings and a Funeral:
“I really feel, ehh, in short, to recap it slightly in a clearer version, eh, the words of David Cassidy in fact, eh, while he was still with The Partridge Family, eh, “I think I love you,” and eh, I-I just wondered by any chance you wouldn’t like to… Eh… Eh… No, no, no of course not… I’m an idiot, he’s not… Excellent, excellent, fantastic.”