Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson, singers Harry Connick Jr. and Gloria Gaynor, and Hollywood movie star Ben Stiller were among the dozens of famous faces who used Twitter to pay their respects to “The Partridge Family” star.
Cassidy’s longtime publicist, JoAnn Geffen, confirmed Cassidy’s death via a statement on Tuesday night. Cassidy, who’d struggled with alcohol abuse throughout his career, had been hospitalized over the weekend after reportedly suffering organ failure.
Fellow musicians and celebrities shared their condolences on Twitter, with many mourning the loss of their childhood idol:
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
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
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#IWokeUpInLoveThisMorningpic.twitter.com/EUJXr8YBwb— Marie Osmond (@marieosmond) 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
#DavidCassidy and The Partridge Family were my childhood. He made a huge impact on my cultural universe. Sending love and respect to his family.— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) November 22, 2017
So sad to hear of the passing of my friend #DavidCassidy. I'm grateful we had one last time working together at my theater - he did an amazing show w/what was one of his last gigs. RIP my friend, see you on the other side.— Jimmy Osmond (@jimmyosmond) November 22, 2017
My condolences to the Cassidy family. I knew #DavidCassidy & saw him a couple of yrs ago. He was extremely talented. May God rest his soul.— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) November 22, 2017
Bye bye childhood RIP David Cassidy— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) November 22, 2017
So sorry to hear about David Cassidy's passing. Godspeed. pic.twitter.com/JpKs2VNvZw— Rick Springfield (@rickspringfield) November 22, 2017
Sad to learn David Cassidy has died. Like his father Jack he had great talent, and a complicated life. Condolences to his wonderful family.— Larry King (@kingsthings) 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
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.