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David Cassidy’s last 4 heartbreaking words are revealed by his daughter – they’re simply haunting

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With the passing of former teen heartthrob David Cassidy, it’s no longer our parent’s icons dying off, but celebrities from our own generation.

Cassidy, just 67 years old, struggled with substance abuse problems over the course of his life and died Tuesday from organ failure. The recording artist’s final words proved to be a powerful reminder of the value of life.

Daughter Katie Cassidy shared her father’s heartbreaking last words online.

“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,” she tweeted.


Young girls swooned over Cassidy in the 1970s and young boys longed to be just like him. As a member of the made-for-TV musical family The Partridge Family, Cassidy  scored his first hit when “I Think I Love You” reached No. 1 on Billboard in 1970.

“Partridge Family” costar Shirley Jones, Cassidy’s stepmother in real life, paid tribute to him in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Long before he played my son on The Partridge Family, David Cassidy was my stepson in real life. As a little boy, his sweet sensitivity and wicked sense of humor were already on display, and I will treasure the years we spent working and growing together. I will also find solace knowing that David is now with his dad. My heart is with David’s daughter, Katie, his son, Beau, and with Shaun, Patrick, and Ryan, whom I know are deeply missing their brother today. Thank you for the enormous outpouring of affection you have offered our family at this difficult time.”

Here are additional responses to Cassidy’s passing from family members and friends, such a the iconic Elton John.


“So much wasted time.”

For those of us who appreciated David Cassidy’s contribution to our lives and culture, those four words were hardly the case.

Tom Tillison


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