Sad. Complications of dementia is the cause of death. So many are affected by this scourge, we have to do more to eradicate it.

Via Variety.

David Cassidy, pop culture idol of the 1970s, has died as a result of complications from dementia. The musician and actor was 67.

His publicist JoAnn Geffen confirmed his death, with a statement from his family. “On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy. David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years.”

He had been hospitalized for several days with organ failure. Cassidy announced his diagnosis with dementia in early 2017. He performed at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York in March, talking about his dementia, and said his arthritis made playing guitar an ordeal.

With pretty-boy good looks and a long mane of dark hair, Cassidy was one every girl’s favorite teen crush in the early 1970s and drew screaming crowds at concert appearances. David Cassidy was part of a showbusiness family that included his father, Tony-winning actor Jack Cassidy, stepmother Shirley Jones, half-brother Shaun Cassidy and daughter, actress Katie Cassidy.

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  1. idaho_karen says:

    I know the depth of anguish over a parent with dementia. My mother was much older at 94, but it matters not the age. It is a horrible disease to watch. It robs people of their personality, their brain, their memories and even of their ability to recognize their family members. The only other disease I can say is worse for me is Parkinson’s Disease – my father suffered and died of it.

    We can only hope that our family members are believers and are in their full faculties in Heaven (and we too will meet them again someday). Both my parents were servants to the Christian Community and lived a live of service to their flock and to all they met.

    I will miss her; her body failed but her spirit is soaring! She is in God’s presence and has her crown and mansion she so richly deserves.

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