'The Partridge Family' actor David Cassidy hospitalised

Pop star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida and is suffering from organ failure, according to his publicist.

Cassidy, who comes from a show business family, skyrocketed to fame for his role at Keith Partridge on the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family, which aired from 1970-1974.

Cassidy is part of a large showbiz family that included his father, Tony-winning actor Jack Cassidy, stepmother Shirley Jones, half-brother Shaun Cassidy and daughter, actress Katie Cassidy.

Cassidy kept touring and recording after his role as Keith Partridge ended in 1974, performing on Broadway in NY, in London's West End and in Las Vegas.

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Cassidy, 67, announced earlier this year he'd been having trouble with memory loss and would no longer perform concerts.

A source tells Us Weekly exclusively that the former teen heartthrob is suffering from kidney and liver failure. Page Six reports that Cassidy's health is rapidly deteriorating, but that he is "conscious now and surrounded by family".

His family are now said to be at the hospital to be by his side as his condition worsens.

  • Michelle Webb