Hollywood actors and musicians are mourning the loss of David Cassidy, who died from organ failure Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was 67.
Cassidy’s famous friends and fans expressed their condolences on social media following the news of the Partridge Family actor’s passing.
“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,” his family said in a statement to PEOPLE. “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.”
Singers Rick Springfield, Harry Connick Jr. and Brian Wilson all took to Twitter to share photos and messages of Cassidy.
“So sorry to hear about David Cassidy’s passing. Godspeed,” Springfield wrote.
So sorry to hear about David Cassidy's passing. Godspeed. pic.twitter.com/JpKs2VNvZw— Rick Springfield (@rickspringfield) November 22, 2017
so sad to hear of the passing of david cassidy... he was always so kind to me - such a pleasure to have had him on my show... sending love and prayers to his family... R.I.P. friend ?? pic.twitter.com/tsFkNiJzFc— Harry Connick Jr (@HarryConnickJR) November 22, 2017
I’m very sad to hear about David Cassidy. There were times in the mid-1970s when he would come over to my house and we even started writing a song together. He was a very talented and nice person. Love & Mercy to David and his family.— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) November 22, 2017
In addition, Rosie Perez, Carnie Wilson, Marie Osmond and Marlee Matlin shared their fondest memories of the late star.
No! Too young. Oh man. So sad????. Mind flooding with childhood memories. Had such a huge crush on #DavidCassidy - Watched every episode of #ThePartridgeFamily. My condolences to his family, friends & fellow fans. https://t.co/vYflNpphMp— Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) November 22, 2017
One of my first TV crushes... #DavidCassidy has passed away. It’s terribly sad. My love goes out to his family...especially his brother Ryan, my friend. Love you.— Carnie Wilson (@CarnieWilson) November 22, 2017
Heartbroken over the passing of #DavidCassidy. He graced the covers of teen magazines w/ my Brothers in the ‘70s. My condolences to his Family. ???????? #RIP #PartridgeFamily #DavidsHitSong #70sIcon #IWokeUpInLoveThisMorning pic.twitter.com/EUJXr8YBwb— Marie Osmond (@marieosmond) November 22, 2017
Most poignantly, Cassidy’s nephew, Jack, was the first family member to address fans and followers of the death.
“Thank you all for the love and support your giving my uncle, my family, and me… The responses have been sincerely beautiful!” the 19-year-old singer/songwriter tweeted.
Thank you all for the love and support your giving my uncle, my family, and me... The responses have been sincerely beautiful!— Jack Cassidy (@jackgcassidy) November 21, 2017
My uncle David Cassidy has sadly passed away tonight... & in the process of mourning I can't help but thank God for the joy that he brought to countless millions of people! I don't think I'm alone in saying that we will all miss him. God Speed!— Jack Cassidy (@jackgcassidy) November 22, 2017
In a follow-up tweet, he also wrote: “My uncle David Cassidy has sadly passed away tonight… & in the process of mourning I can’t help but thank God for the joy that he brought to countless millions of people! I don’t think I’m alone in saying that we will all miss him. God Speed!”
"RIP David Cassidy" Who my age did not want to look like, sound like, just be him when they were young? I was lucky to get to know the sweet & very funny real David as an adult & I still wanted to be him.— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) November 22, 2017
Bye bye childhood RIP David Cassidy— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) November 22, 2017
So sad to hear about #DavidCassidy Met him at a gig about 10 years ago and he was incredibly warm and gracious. RIP— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) November 22, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of David Cassidy ... part of a musical legacy via his role as "Keith Partridge" that brought music and laughter into the homes of millions ... ????????????? pic.twitter.com/tgj1IXkUBt— Gloria Gaynor (@gloriagaynor) November 22, 2017
David Cassidy has died at age 67. Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/hkvU3kYeX5— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) November 22, 2017
I grew up in an era before even cable TV, when The Partridge Family was already in reruns. David Cassidy's Keith was one of my favorite TV characters. He was legit funny AND he could sing. The man entertained me during my childhood and even years later: https://t.co/678DU7qTxh— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) November 22, 2017
Other celebrities who remembered Cassidy included Tom Arnold, Diane Warren, Richard Marx, Kevin Smith and Gloria Gaynor.
Cassidy is survived by his son Beau with ex-wife Sue Shifrin-Cassidy; his daughter Katie; his brothers Shaun, Patrick and Ryan; step-mother Shirley Jones; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Plans for a memorial service will be announced at a later date.