David Cassidy was best-known for his role in The Partridge Family, a music-themed TV comedy. He was one of the biggest teen stars of the 1970's, and later, he continued his career in music and acting. Cassidy has passed away in 2017 at the age of 67 after struggling with substance abuse and dementia.
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.— Katie Cassidy (@MzKatieCassidy) 24 ноября 2017 г.
Cassidy died surrounded by his family, who was hit by the loss of their family member. His passing resonated for his daughter, Katie Cassidy, who recently opened up about the relationship with her father for the first time.
Behind the public eye
31-year-old actress Katie Cassidy revealed in a recent interview that she had a complicated relationship with her late father David. According to The Arrow star, she didn't meet him until she was almost in her teens.
I didn’t meet my father until I was in the fourth grade. The world doesn’t know that. Not because I’m hiding it, it just hasn’t been discussed.
Nevertheless, Katie says they were able to forge a bond and were close at one point in her life. In some way, this is the price of fame, the career often overshadows family for celebrities. And this was just the case for the Cassidies. David was known for having issues with alcohol abuse, which left a mark on him, according to his daughter.
My dad was a wonderful, wonderful person. Sadly, he had some demons. There is a silver lining in all of that. You live and learn and it has brought my family closer together so I’m grateful for that.
After all, Katie was able to find a positive side of having lived with her father. She's learnt from his experience and was able to confidently move on while holding dear his memory.