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David Cassidy's life in pictures

David Cassidy became a teen idol in the 1970s after starring in "The Partridge Family."

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David Cassidy in 1971.

Cassidy played the wholesome Keith Partridge on "The Partridge Family," a sitcom about a widowed mother and five children who formed a bubblegum pop band. The popular show catapulted Cassidy to heartthrob status and he toured the world singing hits. 

Cassidy died after being hospitalized for organ failure. He was 67. 



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The Partridge Family performs on stage circa 1971.

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David Cassidy is surrounded and kissed by presidents of his fan clubs from various parts of the United States and Europe on March 28, 1983 in New York. Clockwise from bottom left are: Ellena Quaceci, Somerville, Mass; Betty Syzdek, Plantersville, Texas; Lizbeth Surges, LaPorte, Indiana.; Katy Leuty, Eastbourne, England; Urda Voss Mulheim, West Germany; and Cathy Ortiz, San Diego, California.

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David Cassidy in a 1972 publicity still for "The Partridge Family"

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David Cassidy performs circa 1970.

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From left, Shirley Jones, Brian Forster, Suzanne Crough, Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce and David Cassidy pose as they lean out of the windows of a bus in a group portrait issued as publicity for the television series, "The Partridge Family" circa 1973.

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Fans scream as they see David Cassidy through a pane of glass at the Thames television studio in London on May 25, 1974.

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David Cassidy and Kay Lenz at their wedding at The Little Church Of The West in Las Vegas on Jan. 1, 1977.

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David Cassidy, star of "EFX," sings during the show's 1,000th performance at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on July 22, 1997.

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David Cassidy smiles with his stepmom and fellow Patridge Family star, Shirley Jones, as they arrive at the 49th annual Drama Desk Awards at the La Guardia Concert Hall in Lincoln Center on May 16, 2004 in New York.

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David Cassidy performs in concert at The Orleans on May 7, 2011 in Las Vegas.

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David Cassidy holds one of his favorite guitars as he gives a tour of his five-bedroom Florida mansion in Fort Lauderdale on July 22, 2015.

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