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David Cassidy, from the Patridge Family, passed away at the age of 67. His daughter Katie revealed the famed celebrities last words.

“Words cant express the solace our family’s received from all the love & support during this trying time. My father’s last words were “So much wasted time”. This will be a daily reminder for me to share my gratitude with those I love as to never waste another minute….thank you.”

Fans and family shared some very touching thoughts of the 70s icon.

Comedian Tom Arnold asked, “Who my age did not want to look like, sound like, just be him when they were young?” He added: “I was lucky to get to know the sweet & very funny real David as an adult & I still wanted to be him.”

“So sad to hear about #DavidCassidy,” tweeted singer Richard Marx. “Met him at a gig about 10 years ago and he was incredibly warm and gracious.”

As reported by USA Today:

Entertainer and 1970s teen idol David Cassidy has died.

The musician and actor, 67, who starred in TV’s The Partridge Family (1970 to 1974), died Tuesday night in Florida after being hospitalized with organ failure, according to a statement sent to USA TODAY by his representative Jo-Ann Geffen.

“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,” the statement said. “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 of love and support you have shown him these many years.”

In February, Cassidy announced that he had been diagnosed with dementia. Just before sharing that news, he said he was retiring from touring.

He acknowledged that a family history of dementia had haunted him because he watched his grandfather struggle with dementia and saw his mother “disappear” from it as well.

The decision to stop live performances was because “I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I’ve been without any distractions,” he said at the time. “I want to love. I want to enjoy life.”

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