(CNN)David Cassidy, who came to fame as a ’70s teen heartthrob and lead singer on “The Partridge Family,” has died, according to his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen. He was 67.

The singer-actor had recently been admitted to the intensive care unit of a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, area hospital. Cassidy was in critical condition and suffering from organ failure before his death Tuesday, Geffen said.”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,” she said.Cassidy’s nephew, Jack Cassidy, tweeted about his uncle’s death, saying “I can’t help but thank God for the joy that he brought to countless millions of people.”

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 David Cassidy was born into the entertainment industry that made him a star.Read MoreHis father was famed actor and singer Jack Cassidy, and his mother was actress Evelyn Ward.After his parents split in 1956, the elder Cassidy married actress and singer Shirley Jones the same year.Cassidy moved in with his father, Jones and his three half-brothers after getting his high school diploma in 1968. His father helped him launch his career as an actor and musician.His early work included appearances on “Ironside,” “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” “Adam-12” and “Bonanza.”David Cassidy is known as the popular '70s heartthrob who shot to fame when he starred and sang in TV's "The Partridge Family." Take a look at moments from his career and life.  David Cassidy is known as the popular '70s heartthrob who shot to fame when he starred and sang in TV's "The Partridge Family." Take a look at moments from his career and life.  Photos: Heartthrob David Cassidy David Cassidy is known as the popular ’70s heartthrob who shot to fame when he starred and sang in TV’s “The Partridge Family.” Take a look at moments from his career and life. Hide Caption 1 of 19"The Partridge Family," a sitcom about a mother and five children who formed a rock 'n' roll band, gave Cassidy a national audience for his music. Cassidy, who played Keith Partridge on the show, captured the spirit of 1970s youth."The Partridge Family," a sitcom about a mother and five children who formed a rock 'n' roll band, gave Cassidy a national audience for his music. Cassidy, who played Keith Partridge on the show, captured the spirit of 1970s youth. Photos: Heartthrob David Cassidy “The Partridge Family,” a sitcom about a mother and five children who formed a rock ‘n’ roll band, gave Cassidy a national audience for his music. Cassidy, who played Keith Partridge on the show, captured the spirit of 1970s youth.Hide Caption 2 of 19David Cassidy with actress Barbara Sigel. His breathy voice and wholesome persona broke out from the small screen. At the time, his fan club reportedly was bigger than those of Elvis Presley and The Beatles.David Cassidy with actress Barbara Sigel. His breathy voice and wholesome persona broke out from the small screen. At the time, his fan club reportedly was bigger than those of Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Photos: Heartthrob David Cassidy David Cassidy with actress Barbara Sigel. His breathy voice and wholesome persona broke out from the small screen. At the time, his fan club reportedly was bigger than those of Elvis Presley and The Beatles.Hide Caption 3 of 19Pictured here with his TV family, Cassidy would eventually tour the world singing hit songs such as "I Think I Love You" and filling concert halls with screaming teenage girls.Pictured here with his TV family, Cassidy would eventually tour the world singing hit songs such as "I Think I Love You" and filling concert halls with screaming teenage girls. Photos: Heartthrob David Cassidy Pictured here with his TV family, Cassidy would eventually tour the world singing hit songs such as “I Think I Love You” and filling concert halls with screaming teenage girls.Hide Caption 4 of 19Cassidy wore a bunny suit in an episode of "The Partridge Family," titled "The Last of Howard."Cassidy wore a bunny suit in an episode of "The Partridge Family," titled "The Last of Howard." Photos: Heartthrob David Cassidy Cassidy wore a bunny suit in an episode of “The Partridge Family,” titled “The Last of Howard.”Hide Caption 5 of 19Posters of Cassidy graced the walls of young girls everywhere in the early '70s. Here he poses on a horse. Posters of Cassidy graced the walls of young girls everywhere in the early '70s. Here he poses on a horse. Photos: Heartthrob David Cassidy Posters of Cassidy graced the walls of young girls everywhere in the early ’70s. Here he poses on a horse. Hide Caption 6 of 19Ever the ladies' man, Cassidy poses in a UCLA football uniform flanked by five cheerleaders.Ever the ladies' man, Cassidy poses in a UCLA football uniform flanked by five cheerleaders. Photos: Heartthrob David Cassidy Ever the ladies’ man, Cassidy poses in a UCLA football uniform flanked by five cheerleaders.Hide Caption 7 of 19David Cassidy and Kay Lenz at their wedding at The Little Church Of The West in Las Vegas in 1977. David Cassidy and Kay Lenz at their wedding at The Little Church Of The West in Las Vegas in 1977. Photos: Heartthrob David Cassidy David Cassidy and Kay Lenz at their wedding at The Little Church Of The West in Las Vegas in 1977. Hide Caption 8 of 19Cassidy in concert in London in an undated photo.Cassidy in concert in London in an undated photo. Photos: Heartthrob David Cassidy Cassidy in concert in London in an undated photo.Hide Caption 9 of 19Cassidy embraces new bride Meryl Tanz in Easton, Maryland, on December 15, 1984.  Their marriage lasted only about a year.Cassidy embraces new bride Meryl Tanz in Easton, Maryland, on December 15, 1984.  Their marriage lasted only about a year. Photos: Heartthrob David Cassidy Cassidy embraces new bride Meryl Tanz in Easton, Maryland, on December 15, 1984. Their marriage lasted only about a year.Hide Caption 10 of 19Former Partridge Family cast members David Cassidy, left, Danny Bonaduce and Shirley Jones reunite on the "The Arsenio Hall Show" in July 1993. It was the first time the three had appeared together since the popular 1970s series left the air. Cassidy performed "I Think I Love You" during the taping. Former Partridge Family cast members David Cassidy, left, Danny Bonaduce and Shirley Jones reunite on the "The Arsenio Hall Show" in July 1993. It was the first time the three had appeared together since the popular 1970s series left the air. Cassidy performed "I Think I Love You" during the taping. Photos: Heartthrob David Cassidy Former Partridge Family cast members David Cassidy, left, Danny Bonaduce and Shirley Jones reunite on the “The Arsenio Hall Show” in July 1993. It was the first time the three had appeared together since the popular 1970s series left the air. Cassidy performed “I Think I Love You” during the taping. Hide Caption 11 of 19Cassidy sings during the 1,000th performance of "EFX" in 1997 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In just over two years, "EFX" drew more than 1 million showgoers with its blend of music, theater, dance, acrobatics and special effects. Creating the show cost a record $45 million. Cassidy sings during the 1,000th performance of "EFX" in 1997 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In just over two years, "EFX" drew more than 1 million showgoers with its blend of music, theater, dance, acrobatics and special effects. Creating the show cost a record $45 million. Photos: Heartthrob David Cassidy Cassidy sings during the 1,000th performance of “EFX” in 1997 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In just over two years, “EFX” drew more than 1 million showgoers with its blend of music, theater, dance, acrobatics and special effects. Creating the show cost a record $45 million. Hide Caption 12 of 19Cassidy received the Hippest Fashion Plate - Male award for the role of Keith Partridge at the first annual TV Land Awards, which were taped at the Palladium in Hollywood on March 2, 2003. <br />Cassidy received the Hippest Fashion Plate - Male award for the role of Keith Partridge at the first annual TV Land Awards, which were taped at the Palladium in Hollywood on March 2, 2003. <br /> Photos: Heartthrob David Cassidy Cassidy received the Hippest Fashion Plate – Male award for the role of Keith Partridge at the first annual TV Land Awards, which were taped at the Palladium in Hollywood on March 2, 2003. Hide Caption 13 of 19Cassidy sings the National Anthem before the start of a 2009 baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park in Boston.  Cassidy sings the National Anthem before the start of a 2009 baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park in Boston.  Photos: Heartthrob David Cassidy Cassidy sings the National Anthem before the start of a 2009 baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. Hide Caption 14 of 19Cassidy in a "Once In a Lifetime" concert at the former LG Arena in Birmingham, England, on November 9, 2012. Cassidy in a "Once In a Lifetime" concert at the former LG Arena in Birmingham, England, on November 9, 2012. Photos: Heartthrob David Cassidy Cassidy in a “Once In a Lifetime” concert at the former LG Arena in Birmingham, England, on November 9, 2012. Hide Caption 15 of 19Cassidy in a police booking photo after his arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated on August 21, 2013, in Schodack, New York. Cassidy in a police booking photo after his arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated on August 21, 2013, in Schodack, New York. Photos: Heartthrob David Cassidy Cassidy in a police booking photo after his arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated on August 21, 2013, in Schodack, New York. Hide Caption 16 of 19Cassidy faces the media as he leaves town court in Schodack, New York, on September 3, 2014. The star was arrested for driving under the influence on three separate occasions between 2010 and 2014 and has spoken publicly about his struggles with alcohol.<br />Cassidy faces the media as he leaves town court in Schodack, New York, on September 3, 2014. The star was arrested for driving under the influence on three separate occasions between 2010 and 2014 and has spoken publicly about his struggles with alcohol.<br /> Photos: Heartthrob David Cassidy Cassidy faces the media as he leaves town court in Schodack, New York, on September 3, 2014. The star was arrested for driving under the influence on three separate occasions between 2010 and 2014 and has spoken publicly about his struggles with alcohol.Hide Caption 17 of 19NBC News' Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie, Cassidy and Julien's Auctions' Martin Nolan appear on NBC News' "Today" show on March 21, 2013.NBC News' Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie, Cassidy and Julien's Auctions' Martin Nolan appear on NBC News' "Today" show on March 21, 2013. Photos: Heartthrob David Cassidy NBC News’ Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie, Cassidy and Julien’s Auctions’ Martin Nolan appear on NBC News’ “Today” show on March 21, 2013.Hide Caption 18 of 19In this July 22, 2015, photo, Cassidy and girlfriend Maura Rossi pose in his five-bedroom home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In this July 22, 2015, photo, Cassidy and girlfriend Maura Rossi pose in his five-bedroom home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photos: Heartthrob David Cassidy In this July 22, 2015, photo, Cassidy and girlfriend Maura Rossi pose in his five-bedroom home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Hide Caption 19 of 1901 David Cassidy RESTRICTED02 David Cassidy RESTRICTED03 David Cassidy RESTRICTED04 David Cassidy RESTRICTED05 David Cassidy RESTRICTED19 david cassidy RESTRICTED18 david cassidy RESTRICTED 06 David Cassidy RESTRICTED07 David Cassidy RESTRICTED08 David Cassidy RESTRICTED09 David Cassidy RESTRICTED10 David Cassidy RESTRICTED11 David Cassidy RESTRICTED12 David Cassidy RESTRICTED13 David Cassidy RESTRICTED14 David Cassidy 15 David Cassidy RESTRICTED16 David Cassidy RESTRICTED17 David Cassidy RESTRICTEDIn 1970, Cassidy began playing the role of Keith Partridge on the musical sitcom “The Partridge Family.” His stepmother, Jones, portrayed his mother, a widow with five children.The popular ABC series ran for four years and also had a successful run in syndication.The show also spurred several pop hits.The single “I Think I Love You,” featuring Cassidy on lead vocals, hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 1970 and sold more than 5 million copies. The songs “Doesn’t Somebody Want To Be Wanted” and “I’ll Meet You Halfway” also cracked the top 10 the next year. The group was nominated for a best new artist Grammy.Cassidy later launched a solo career, recording a dozen studio albums and six compilation albums. People we've lost in 2017People we've lost in 2017 Photos: People we've lost in 2017people we lost slate april 2017people we lost slate april 2017 Photos: People we've lost in 2017Hide Caption 1 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/21/entertainment/david-cassidy-dies/index.html" target="_blank">David Cassidy</a>, who came to fame as a '70s teen heartthrob and lead singer on "The Partridge Family,"  died on Tuesday, November 21, according to his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen. He was 67.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/21/entertainment/david-cassidy-dies/index.html" target="_blank">David Cassidy</a>, who came to fame as a '70s teen heartthrob and lead singer on "The Partridge Family,"  died on Tuesday, November 21, according to his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen. He was 67. Photos: People we've lost in 2017David Cassidy, who came to fame as a ’70s teen heartthrob and lead singer on “The Partridge Family,” died on Tuesday, November 21, according to his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen. He was 67.Hide Caption 2 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/20/entertainment/della-reese-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Della Reese</a>, who rose to fame as a jazz singer and later found television stardom on the drama "Touched by an Angel," died on Sunday, November 19. She was 86.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/20/entertainment/della-reese-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Della Reese</a>, who rose to fame as a jazz singer and later found television stardom on the drama "Touched by an Angel," died on Sunday, November 19. She was 86. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Della Reese, who rose to fame as a jazz singer and later found television stardom on the drama “Touched by an Angel,” died on Sunday, November 19. She was 86.Hide Caption 3 of 64Country music legend <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/19/entertainment/mel-tillis-country-music-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Mel Tillis</a> died early on November 19, according to a statement from his publicist. He was 85. Tillis was a prolific singer-songwriter who penned more than 1,000 songs and recorded more than 60 albums in a career that spanned six decades.Country music legend <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/19/entertainment/mel-tillis-country-music-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Mel Tillis</a> died early on November 19, according to a statement from his publicist. He was 85. Tillis was a prolific singer-songwriter who penned more than 1,000 songs and recorded more than 60 albums in a career that spanned six decades. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Country music legend Mel Tillis died early on November 19, according to a statement from his publicist. He was 85. Tillis was a prolific singer-songwriter who penned more than 1,000 songs and recorded more than 60 albums in a career that spanned six decades.Hide Caption 4 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/20/entertainment/earle-hyman-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Earle Hyman</a>, a longtime stage and TV actor who was best known for playing Bill Cosby's father on "The Cosby Show," died Friday, November 17. Hyman was 91.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/20/entertainment/earle-hyman-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Earle Hyman</a>, a longtime stage and TV actor who was best known for playing Bill Cosby's father on "The Cosby Show," died Friday, November 17. Hyman was 91. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Earle Hyman, a longtime stage and TV actor who was best known for playing Bill Cosby’s father on “The Cosby Show,” died Friday, November 17. Hyman was 91.Hide Caption 5 of 64Longtime gossip columnist <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/12/us/liz-smith-obit/index.html" target="_blank">Liz Smith</a>, who started her column at the New York Daily News in 1976, died on November 12, according to the newspaper. She was 94. Known affectionately as the "the Grand Dame of Dish," Smith's legendary work included a chronicle of Donald and Ivana Trump's divorce, which made front-page news.Longtime gossip columnist <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/12/us/liz-smith-obit/index.html" target="_blank">Liz Smith</a>, who started her column at the New York Daily News in 1976, died on November 12, according to the newspaper. She was 94. Known affectionately as the "the Grand Dame of Dish," Smith's legendary work included a chronicle of Donald and Ivana Trump's divorce, which made front-page news. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Longtime gossip columnist Liz Smith, who started her column at the New York Daily News in 1976, died on November 12, according to the newspaper. She was 94. Known affectionately as the “the Grand Dame of Dish,” Smith’s legendary work included a chronicle of Donald and Ivana Trump’s divorce, which made front-page news.Hide Caption 6 of 64Former Major League Baseball pitcher <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/07/sport/roy-halladay-killed-florida-plane-crash/index.html" target="_blank">Roy Halladay</a>, a two-time winner of the Cy Young Award, died in a plane crash on November 7, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office in Florida. Halladay was 40. Former Major League Baseball pitcher <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/07/sport/roy-halladay-killed-florida-plane-crash/index.html" target="_blank">Roy Halladay</a>, a two-time winner of the Cy Young Award, died in a plane crash on November 7, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office in Florida. Halladay was 40. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay, a two-time winner of the Cy Young Award, died in a plane crash on November 7, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. Halladay was 40. Hide Caption 7 of 64Former NASA astronaut Dick Gordon, the command module pilot on the second lunar landing mission, died on November 6. He was 88. Gordon spent more than 316 hours in space over two missions.Former NASA astronaut Dick Gordon, the command module pilot on the second lunar landing mission, died on November 6. He was 88. Gordon spent more than 316 hours in space over two missions. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Former NASA astronaut Dick Gordon, the command module pilot on the second lunar landing mission, died on November 6. He was 88. Gordon spent more than 316 hours in space over two missions.Hide Caption 8 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/25/entertainment/fats-domino-obituary/index.html" target="_blank">Antoine "Fats" Domino</a>, a titan of early rock 'n' roll whose piano-based hits -- such as "Ain't That a Shame," "Blueberry Hill" and "Blue Monday" -- influenced artists including Paul McCartney and Randy Newman, died on October 24. He was 89.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/25/entertainment/fats-domino-obituary/index.html" target="_blank">Antoine "Fats" Domino</a>, a titan of early rock 'n' roll whose piano-based hits -- such as "Ain't That a Shame," "Blueberry Hill" and "Blue Monday" -- influenced artists including Paul McCartney and Randy Newman, died on October 24. He was 89. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Antoine “Fats” Domino, a titan of early rock ‘n’ roll whose piano-based hits — such as “Ain’t That a Shame,” “Blueberry Hill” and “Blue Monday” — influenced artists including Paul McCartney and Randy Newman, died on October 24. He was 89.Hide Caption 9 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/24/entertainment/robert-guillaume-obit/index.html" target="_blank">Robert Guillaume</a>, best known for his lead role in the TV series "Benson" and as the voice of Rafiki in "The Lion King," died October 24 after a battle with prostate cancer, according to his wife, Donna. He was 89.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/24/entertainment/robert-guillaume-obit/index.html" target="_blank">Robert Guillaume</a>, best known for his lead role in the TV series "Benson" and as the voice of Rafiki in "The Lion King," died October 24 after a battle with prostate cancer, according to his wife, Donna. He was 89. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Robert Guillaume, best known for his lead role in the TV series “Benson” and as the voice of Rafiki in “The Lion King,” died October 24 after a battle with prostate cancer, according to his wife, Donna. He was 89.Hide Caption 10 of 64Fashion designer and popular "Project Runway" contestant <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/18/entertainment/mychael-knight-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Mychael Knight</a> died October 17 outside Atlanta, family spokesman Jerris Madison told CNN. Knight was 39. No cause of death was released.Fashion designer and popular "Project Runway" contestant <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/18/entertainment/mychael-knight-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Mychael Knight</a> died October 17 outside Atlanta, family spokesman Jerris Madison told CNN. Knight was 39. No cause of death was released. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Fashion designer and popular “Project Runway” contestant Mychael Knight died October 17 outside Atlanta, family spokesman Jerris Madison told CNN. Knight was 39. No cause of death was released.Hide Caption 11 of 64Hall of Fame football quarterback <a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2737727-pro-football-hall-of-fame-qb-ya-tittle-dies-at-age-90" target="_blank">Y.A. Tittle </a>died October 8 at the age of 90. Tittle made the Pro Bowl seven times over his 17-year career, and he was the NFL's MVP in 1963. In this photo, Tittle squats on the field after being hit hard during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1964. This became an iconic photograph that helped cement Tittle's name in football history.Hall of Fame football quarterback <a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2737727-pro-football-hall-of-fame-qb-ya-tittle-dies-at-age-90" target="_blank">Y.A. Tittle </a>died October 8 at the age of 90. Tittle made the Pro Bowl seven times over his 17-year career, and he was the NFL's MVP in 1963. In this photo, Tittle squats on the field after being hit hard during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1964. This became an iconic photograph that helped cement Tittle's name in football history. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Hall of Fame football quarterback Y.A. Tittle died October 8 at the age of 90. Tittle made the Pro Bowl seven times over his 17-year career, and he was the NFL’s MVP in 1963. In this photo, Tittle squats on the field after being hit hard during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1964. This became an iconic photograph that helped cement Tittle’s name in football history.Hide Caption 12 of 64Rock legend<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/entertainment/tom-petty-obit/index.html" target="_blank"> Tom Petty </a>died October 2 after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu, California, according to Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Petty was 66.Rock legend<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/entertainment/tom-petty-obit/index.html" target="_blank"> Tom Petty </a>died October 2 after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu, California, according to Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Petty was 66. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Rock legend Tom Petty died October 2 after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu, California, according to Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Petty was 66.Hide Caption 13 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/30/tv-shows/monty-hall-dead-at-96/index.html" target="_blank">Monty Hall</a>, best known as the cheerful and friendly host of the game show "Let's Make a Deal," died September 30 in Los Angeles, his daughter Sharon Hall said. He was 96.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/30/tv-shows/monty-hall-dead-at-96/index.html" target="_blank">Monty Hall</a>, best known as the cheerful and friendly host of the game show "Let's Make a Deal," died September 30 in Los Angeles, his daughter Sharon Hall said. He was 96. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Monty Hall, best known as the cheerful and friendly host of the game show “Let’s Make a Deal,” died September 30 in Los Angeles, his daughter Sharon Hall said. He was 96.Hide Caption 14 of 64<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/27/media/hugh-hefner/index.html" target="_blank">Hugh Hefner</a> -- the silk-robed Casanova whose Playboy magazine popularized the term "centerfold," glamorized an urbane bachelor lifestyle and helped spur the sexual revolution of the 1960s -- died September 27 at the age of 91, the magazine said.<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/27/media/hugh-hefner/index.html" target="_blank">Hugh Hefner</a> -- the silk-robed Casanova whose Playboy magazine popularized the term "centerfold," glamorized an urbane bachelor lifestyle and helped spur the sexual revolution of the 1960s -- died September 27 at the age of 91, the magazine said. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Hugh Hefner — the silk-robed Casanova whose Playboy magazine popularized the term “centerfold,” glamorized an urbane bachelor lifestyle and helped spur the sexual revolution of the 1960s — died September 27 at the age of 91, the magazine said.Hide Caption 15 of 64Singer <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/24/entertainment/charles-bradley-soul-singer-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Charles Bradley</a>, who was known as the "Screaming Eagle of Soul" because of his raspy voice and stirring performances, died September 23 at the age of 68.Singer <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/24/entertainment/charles-bradley-soul-singer-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Charles Bradley</a>, who was known as the "Screaming Eagle of Soul" because of his raspy voice and stirring performances, died September 23 at the age of 68. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Singer Charles Bradley, who was known as the “Screaming Eagle of Soul” because of his raspy voice and stirring performances, died September 23 at the age of 68.Hide Caption 16 of 64Former boxing champion <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/20/sport/jake-lamotta-obit/index.html" target="_blank">Jake LaMotta</a>, right, died September 19 at the age of 95. LaMotta was played by Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning movie "Raging Bull."Former boxing champion <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/20/sport/jake-lamotta-obit/index.html" target="_blank">Jake LaMotta</a>, right, died September 19 at the age of 95. LaMotta was played by Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning movie "Raging Bull." Photos: People we've lost in 2017Former boxing champion Jake LaMotta, right, died September 19 at the age of 95. LaMotta was played by Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning movie “Raging Bull.”Hide Caption 17 of 64Longtime character actor <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/16/entertainment/obit-harry-dean-stanton/index.html">Harry Dean Stanton</a> died September 15 at the age of 91, according to his agent, John S. Kelly. Stanton, whose gaunt, worn looks were more recognizable to many than his name, appeared in more than 100 movies and 50 TV shows, including "Alien," "Repo Man," "Paris, Texas" and "Pretty in Pink."Longtime character actor <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/16/entertainment/obit-harry-dean-stanton/index.html">Harry Dean Stanton</a> died September 15 at the age of 91, according to his agent, John S. Kelly. Stanton, whose gaunt, worn looks were more recognizable to many than his name, appeared in more than 100 movies and 50 TV shows, including "Alien," "Repo Man," "Paris, Texas" and "Pretty in Pink." Photos: People we've lost in 2017Longtime character actor Harry Dean Stanton died September 15 at the age of 91, according to his agent, John S. Kelly. Stanton, whose gaunt, worn looks were more recognizable to many than his name, appeared in more than 100 movies and 50 TV shows, including “Alien,” “Repo Man,” “Paris, Texas” and “Pretty in Pink.”Hide Caption 18 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/08/entertainment/troy-gentry-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Troy Gentry</a>, of the country duo Montgomery Gentry, died following a helicopter crash in New Jersey on September 8, according to a statement posted on the group's official site. He was 50.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/08/entertainment/troy-gentry-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Troy Gentry</a>, of the country duo Montgomery Gentry, died following a helicopter crash in New Jersey on September 8, according to a statement posted on the group's official site. He was 50. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Troy Gentry, of the country duo Montgomery Gentry, died following a helicopter crash in New Jersey on September 8, according to a statement posted on the group’s official site. He was 50.Hide Caption 19 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/24/entertainment/jay-thomas-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Jay Thomas</a>, a comic and character actor whose credits include roles on "Cheers" and "Murphy Brown," died of cancer, his publicist said on August 24. Thomas was 69.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/24/entertainment/jay-thomas-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Jay Thomas</a>, a comic and character actor whose credits include roles on "Cheers" and "Murphy Brown," died of cancer, his publicist said on August 24. Thomas was 69. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Jay Thomas, a comic and character actor whose credits include roles on “Cheers” and “Murphy Brown,” died of cancer, his publicist said on August 24. Thomas was 69.Hide Caption 20 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/20/entertainment/jerry-lewis-dies/index.html?adkey=bn" target="_blank">Jerry Lewis</a>, the slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser, died August 20 after a brief illness. He was 91.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/20/entertainment/jerry-lewis-dies/index.html?adkey=bn" target="_blank">Jerry Lewis</a>, the slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser, died August 20 after a brief illness. He was 91. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Jerry Lewis, the slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser, died August 20 after a brief illness. He was 91.Hide Caption 21 of 64Comedian and civil rights activist <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/19/entertainment/dick-gregory-obit/index.html" target="_blank">Dick Gregory</a>, who broke barriers in the 1960s and became one of the first African-Americans to perform at white clubs, died on August 19. He was 84.Comedian and civil rights activist <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/19/entertainment/dick-gregory-obit/index.html" target="_blank">Dick Gregory</a>, who broke barriers in the 1960s and became one of the first African-Americans to perform at white clubs, died on August 19. He was 84. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, who broke barriers in the 1960s and became one of the first African-Americans to perform at white clubs, died on August 19. He was 84.Hide Caption 22 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/08/entertainment/glen-campbell-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Glen Campbell</a>, the upbeat guitarist from Delight, Arkansas, whose smooth vocals and down-home manner made him a mainstay of music and television for decades, died August 8 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease, his family announced on Facebook. The six-time Grammy Award winner was 81.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/08/entertainment/glen-campbell-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Glen Campbell</a>, the upbeat guitarist from Delight, Arkansas, whose smooth vocals and down-home manner made him a mainstay of music and television for decades, died August 8 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease, his family announced on Facebook. The six-time Grammy Award winner was 81. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Glen Campbell, the upbeat guitarist from Delight, Arkansas, whose smooth vocals and down-home manner made him a mainstay of music and television for decades, died August 8 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his family announced on Facebook. The six-time Grammy Award winner was 81.Hide Caption 23 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/31/entertainment/sam-shepard-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Sam Shepard</a>, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor, died at his home in Kentucky on July 27. He was 73. Shepard authored more than 40 plays, winning the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1979 for his play "Buried Child," which explored the breakdown of the traditional American family. Shepard also received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in the 1983 astronaut drama "The Right Stuff."<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/31/entertainment/sam-shepard-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Sam Shepard</a>, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor, died at his home in Kentucky on July 27. He was 73. Shepard authored more than 40 plays, winning the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1979 for his play "Buried Child," which explored the breakdown of the traditional American family. Shepard also received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in the 1983 astronaut drama "The Right Stuff." Photos: People we've lost in 2017Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor, died at his home in Kentucky on July 27. He was 73. Shepard authored more than 40 plays, winning the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1979 for his play “Buried Child,” which explored the breakdown of the traditional American family. Shepard also received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in the 1983 astronaut drama “The Right Stuff.”Hide Caption 24 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/27/celebrities/june-foray-dies-obituary/index.html" target="_blank">June Foray</a>, the iconic voice of Rocky and Natasha in the popular and memorable "Rocky and Bullwinkle Show," died July 26. She was 99. Foray also was the voice of Nell in "Dudley Do-Right," Granny in the "Tweety and Sylvester" cartoons and Cindy Lou Who in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/27/celebrities/june-foray-dies-obituary/index.html" target="_blank">June Foray</a>, the iconic voice of Rocky and Natasha in the popular and memorable "Rocky and Bullwinkle Show," died July 26. She was 99. Foray also was the voice of Nell in "Dudley Do-Right," Granny in the "Tweety and Sylvester" cartoons and Cindy Lou Who in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." Photos: People we've lost in 2017June Foray, the iconic voice of Rocky and Natasha in the popular and memorable “Rocky and Bullwinkle Show,” died July 26. She was 99. Foray also was the voice of Nell in “Dudley Do-Right,” Granny in the “Tweety and Sylvester” cartoons and Cindy Lou Who in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”Hide Caption 25 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/22/entertainment/john-heard-home-alone-actor-dead/index.html" target="_blank">John Heard</a>, a character actor best known as the father in the "Home Alone" movies, died July 21, according to the medical examiner's office in Santa Clara County, California. It said the actor was 71, but other reports listed his age as 72.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/22/entertainment/john-heard-home-alone-actor-dead/index.html" target="_blank">John Heard</a>, a character actor best known as the father in the "Home Alone" movies, died July 21, according to the medical examiner's office in Santa Clara County, California. It said the actor was 71, but other reports listed his age as 72. Photos: People we've lost in 2017John Heard, a character actor best known as the father in the “Home Alone” movies, died July 21, according to the medical examiner’s office in Santa Clara County, California. It said the actor was 71, but other reports listed his age as 72.Hide Caption 26 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/20/entertainment/chester-bennington-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Chester Bennington</a>, the lead singer of the rock band Linkin Park, was found dead on July 20, according to a spokesman for the LA County Coroner. Bennington was 41. Authorities said they were treating the case as a possible suicide.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/20/entertainment/chester-bennington-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Chester Bennington</a>, the lead singer of the rock band Linkin Park, was found dead on July 20, according to a spokesman for the LA County Coroner. Bennington was 41. Authorities said they were treating the case as a possible suicide. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the rock band Linkin Park, was found dead on July 20, according to a spokesman for the LA County Coroner. Bennington was 41. Authorities said they were treating the case as a possible suicide.Hide Caption 27 of 64Actor <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/16/entertainment/actor-martin-landau-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Martin Landau</a>, who starred in the 1960s television show "Mission Impossible" and won an Oscar for playing Bela Lugosi in the movie "Ed Wood," died July 15 following "unexpected complications during a short hospitalization," his publicist Dick Guttman said. Landau was 89.Actor <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/16/entertainment/actor-martin-landau-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Martin Landau</a>, who starred in the 1960s television show "Mission Impossible" and won an Oscar for playing Bela Lugosi in the movie "Ed Wood," died July 15 following "unexpected complications during a short hospitalization," his publicist Dick Guttman said. Landau was 89. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Actor Martin Landau, who starred in the 1960s television show “Mission Impossible” and won an Oscar for playing Bela Lugosi in the movie “Ed Wood,” died July 15 following “unexpected complications during a short hospitalization,” his publicist Dick Guttman said. Landau was 89.Hide Caption 28 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/17/entertainment/stephen-furst-obit/index.html" target="_blank">Stephen Furst</a>, the actor who played Flounder in the 1978 movie "Animal House," died at age 63, his son Nathan Furst told CNN on June 17. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/17/entertainment/stephen-furst-obit/index.html" target="_blank">Stephen Furst</a>, the actor who played Flounder in the 1978 movie "Animal House," died at age 63, his son Nathan Furst told CNN on June 17. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Stephen Furst, the actor who played Flounder in the 1978 movie “Animal House,” died at age 63, his son Nathan Furst told CNN on June 17. Hide Caption 29 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/10/celebrities/obit-adam-west/index.html" target="_blank">Adam West</a>, star of the popular and campy 1960s "Batman" TV show, died June 9 after "a short but brave battle with leukemia," his family said in a statement. He was 88.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/10/celebrities/obit-adam-west/index.html" target="_blank">Adam West</a>, star of the popular and campy 1960s "Batman" TV show, died June 9 after "a short but brave battle with leukemia," his family said in a statement. He was 88. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Adam West, star of the popular and campy 1960s “Batman” TV show, died June 9 after “a short but brave battle with leukemia,” his family said in a statement. He was 88.Hide Caption 30 of 64<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/29/media/frank-deford/index.html" target="_blank">Frank Deford</a>, a renowned sportswriter and commentator, died May 28 at the age of 78. Here, Deford holds the final front page of The National Sports Daily when it folded in 1991. Deford was well known for his NPR commentaries as well as his decades-long career at Sports Illustrated.<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/29/media/frank-deford/index.html" target="_blank">Frank Deford</a>, a renowned sportswriter and commentator, died May 28 at the age of 78. Here, Deford holds the final front page of The National Sports Daily when it folded in 1991. Deford was well known for his NPR commentaries as well as his decades-long career at Sports Illustrated. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Frank Deford, a renowned sportswriter and commentator, died May 28 at the age of 78. Here, Deford holds the final front page of The National Sports Daily when it folded in 1991. Deford was well known for his NPR commentaries as well as his decades-long career at Sports Illustrated.Hide Caption 31 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/27/entertainment/gregg-allman-obituary/index.html?adkey=bn" target="_blank">Gregg Allman</a>, the founding member of the Allman Brothers Band who overcame family tragedy, drug addiction and health problems to become a grizzled elder statesman for the blues music he loved, died May 27. He was 69.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/27/entertainment/gregg-allman-obituary/index.html?adkey=bn" target="_blank">Gregg Allman</a>, the founding member of the Allman Brothers Band who overcame family tragedy, drug addiction and health problems to become a grizzled elder statesman for the blues music he loved, died May 27. He was 69. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Gregg Allman, the founding member of the Allman Brothers Band who overcame family tragedy, drug addiction and health problems to become a grizzled elder statesman for the blues music he loved, died May 27. He was 69.Hide Caption 32 of 64Former US Sen. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/27/politics/jim-bunning-obituary/index.html" target="_blank">Jim Bunning</a>, the only National Baseball Hall of Fame member ever to serve in Congress, died May 26 at the age of 85.Former US Sen. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/27/politics/jim-bunning-obituary/index.html" target="_blank">Jim Bunning</a>, the only National Baseball Hall of Fame member ever to serve in Congress, died May 26 at the age of 85. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Former US Sen. Jim Bunning, the only National Baseball Hall of Fame member ever to serve in Congress, died May 26 at the age of 85.Hide Caption 33 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/26/politics/zbigniew-brzezinski-dead/" target="_blank">Zbigniew Brzezinski</a>, the national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, died May 26 at age 89. Brzezinski is seen here at right talking with Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin in 1978.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/26/politics/zbigniew-brzezinski-dead/" target="_blank">Zbigniew Brzezinski</a>, the national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, died May 26 at age 89. Brzezinski is seen here at right talking with Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin in 1978. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, died May 26 at age 89. Brzezinski is seen here at right talking with Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin in 1978.Hide Caption 34 of 64<a href="http://us.cnn.com/2017/05/23/entertainment/roger-moore-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Roger Moore</a>, the actor famous for portraying James Bond in seven films between 1973 and 1985, died May 23 after a battle with cancer, according to his family. He was 89.<a href="http://us.cnn.com/2017/05/23/entertainment/roger-moore-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Roger Moore</a>, the actor famous for portraying James Bond in seven films between 1973 and 1985, died May 23 after a battle with cancer, according to his family. He was 89. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Roger Moore, the actor famous for portraying James Bond in seven films between 1973 and 1985, died May 23 after a battle with cancer, according to his family. He was 89.Hide Caption 35 of 64<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/18/media/roger-ailes-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Roger Ailes</a>, who transformed cable news and then American politics by building the Fox News Channel into a ratings powerhouse, died May 18. He was 77.<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/18/media/roger-ailes-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Roger Ailes</a>, who transformed cable news and then American politics by building the Fox News Channel into a ratings powerhouse, died May 18. He was 77. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Roger Ailes, who transformed cable news and then American politics by building the Fox News Channel into a ratings powerhouse, died May 18. He was 77.Hide Caption 36 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/18/entertainment/chris-cornell-dead/index.html?adkey=bn">Chris Cornell</a>, lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, died May 17. Cornell, 52, was in Detroit performing with Soundgarden, which had embarked on a US tour in April. Cornell hanged himself, according to a statement from the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/18/entertainment/chris-cornell-dead/index.html?adkey=bn">Chris Cornell</a>, lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, died May 17. Cornell, 52, was in Detroit performing with Soundgarden, which had embarked on a US tour in April. Cornell hanged himself, according to a statement from the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, died May 17. Cornell, 52, was in Detroit performing with Soundgarden, which had embarked on a US tour in April. Cornell hanged himself, according to a statement from the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office.Hide Caption 37 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/14/entertainment/powers-boothe-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Powers Boothe</a>, known for his roles in "Sin City," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D," and "Deadwood," died May 14. The Emmy-winning actor was 68.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/14/entertainment/powers-boothe-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Powers Boothe</a>, known for his roles in "Sin City," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D," and "Deadwood," died May 14. The Emmy-winning actor was 68. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Powers Boothe, known for his roles in “Sin City,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” and “Deadwood,” died May 14. The Emmy-winning actor was 68.Hide Caption 38 of 64American bobsledder <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/06/sport/olympic-champion-bobsledder-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Steven Holcomb</a>, who piloted a four-man team to Olympic gold in 2010, died on May 6. The 37-year-old was found in his room at the US training center in Lake Placid, New York. No cause of death was given.American bobsledder <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/06/sport/olympic-champion-bobsledder-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Steven Holcomb</a>, who piloted a four-man team to Olympic gold in 2010, died on May 6. The 37-year-old was found in his room at the US training center in Lake Placid, New York. No cause of death was given. Photos: People we've lost in 2017American bobsledder Steven Holcomb, who piloted a four-man team to Olympic gold in 2010, died on May 6. The 37-year-old was found in his room at the US training center in Lake Placid, New York. No cause of death was given.Hide Caption 39 of 64Veteran Indian actor <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/27/asia/bollywood-vinod-khanna-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Vinod Khanna</a> died May 4 at the age of 70. Khanna, who had been dubbed Bollywood's "original heartthrob," reportedly battled cancer for several years.Veteran Indian actor <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/27/asia/bollywood-vinod-khanna-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Vinod Khanna</a> died May 4 at the age of 70. Khanna, who had been dubbed Bollywood's "original heartthrob," reportedly battled cancer for several years. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Veteran Indian actor Vinod Khanna died May 4 at the age of 70. Khanna, who had been dubbed Bollywood’s “original heartthrob,” reportedly battled cancer for several years.Hide Caption 40 of 64Filmmaker <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/26/entertainment/jonathan-demme-death-trnd/index.html" target="_blank">Jonathan Demme</a>, whose Oscar-winning thriller "The Silence of the Lambs" terrified audiences, died April 26 at the age of 73. Here, Demme works on the "Silence of the Lambs" set with actor Anthony Hopkins in 1991. Demme's other films include "Philadelphia," "Married to the Mob" and a remake of "The Manchurian Candidate."Filmmaker <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/26/entertainment/jonathan-demme-death-trnd/index.html" target="_blank">Jonathan Demme</a>, whose Oscar-winning thriller "The Silence of the Lambs" terrified audiences, died April 26 at the age of 73. Here, Demme works on the "Silence of the Lambs" set with actor Anthony Hopkins in 1991. Demme's other films include "Philadelphia," "Married to the Mob" and a remake of "The Manchurian Candidate." Photos: People we've lost in 2017Filmmaker Jonathan Demme, whose Oscar-winning thriller “The Silence of the Lambs” terrified audiences, died April 26 at the age of 73. Here, Demme works on the “Silence of the Lambs” set with actor Anthony Hopkins in 1991. Demme’s other films include “Philadelphia,” “Married to the Mob” and a remake of “The Manchurian Candidate.”Hide Caption 41 of 64Actress<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/22/entertainment/happy-days-star-erin-moran-dead/index.html"> Erin Moran</a>, best known as kid sister Joanie Cunningham on the TV show "Happy Days," was found dead on April 22. She was 56. Moran likely died from complications of Stage 4 cancer, officials said.Actress<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/22/entertainment/happy-days-star-erin-moran-dead/index.html"> Erin Moran</a>, best known as kid sister Joanie Cunningham on the TV show "Happy Days," was found dead on April 22. She was 56. Moran likely died from complications of Stage 4 cancer, officials said. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Actress Erin Moran, best known as kid sister Joanie Cunningham on the TV show “Happy Days,” was found dead on April 22. She was 56. Moran likely died from complications of Stage 4 cancer, officials said.Hide Caption 42 of 64Comedian <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/12/entertainment/charlie-murphy-dead/" target="_blank">Charlie Murphy</a> died April 12 after a battle with leukemia, according to his publicist Domenick Nati. He was 57. Murphy rose to fame for his work on the popular "Chapelle's Show," where he was a co-star and writer.Comedian <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/12/entertainment/charlie-murphy-dead/" target="_blank">Charlie Murphy</a> died April 12 after a battle with leukemia, according to his publicist Domenick Nati. He was 57. Murphy rose to fame for his work on the popular "Chapelle's Show," where he was a co-star and writer. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Comedian Charlie Murphy died April 12 after a battle with leukemia, according to his publicist Domenick Nati. He was 57. Murphy rose to fame for his work on the popular “Chapelle’s Show,” where he was a co-star and writer.Hide Caption 43 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/11/entertainment/j-geils-dead/" target="_blank">John Warren Geils Jr.</a>, the guitarist and founder of the eponymous J. Geils Band, was found dead in his Groton, Massachusetts, home on April 11, police said. He was 71.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/11/entertainment/j-geils-dead/" target="_blank">John Warren Geils Jr.</a>, the guitarist and founder of the eponymous J. Geils Band, was found dead in his Groton, Massachusetts, home on April 11, police said. He was 71. Photos: People we've lost in 2017John Warren Geils Jr., the guitarist and founder of the eponymous J. Geils Band, was found dead in his Groton, Massachusetts, home on April 11, police said. He was 71.Hide Caption 44 of 64Comedian and actor <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/06/entertainment/don-rickles-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Don Rickles </a>died at his home in Los Angeles on April 6, according to his publicist Paul Shefrin. Rickles was 90.Comedian and actor <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/06/entertainment/don-rickles-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Don Rickles </a>died at his home in Los Angeles on April 6, according to his publicist Paul Shefrin. Rickles was 90. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Comedian and actor Don Rickles died at his home in Los Angeles on April 6, according to his publicist Paul Shefrin. Rickles was 90.Hide Caption 45 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/21/europe/martin-mcguinness-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Martin McGuinness</a>, the former Irish Republican Army commander who was also a deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, died March 21 after a short illness, according to a statement released by the Sinn Fein party. He was 66. McGuinness became Sinn Fein's chief negotiator during the Northern Ireland peace process, working with US President Bill Clinton on the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/21/europe/martin-mcguinness-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Martin McGuinness</a>, the former Irish Republican Army commander who was also a deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, died March 21 after a short illness, according to a statement released by the Sinn Fein party. He was 66. McGuinness became Sinn Fein's chief negotiator during the Northern Ireland peace process, working with US President Bill Clinton on the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Martin McGuinness, the former Irish Republican Army commander who was also a deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, died March 21 after a short illness, according to a statement released by the Sinn Fein party. He was 66. McGuinness became Sinn Fein’s chief negotiator during the Northern Ireland peace process, working with US President Bill Clinton on the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. Hide Caption 46 of 64<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/19/media/jimmy-breslin-dead/" target="_blank">Jimmy Breslin</a>, the prolific Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and champion of New York City's working class, died March 19 at the age of 88. Breslin's death was reported by his longtime employer, the New York Daily News.<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/19/media/jimmy-breslin-dead/" target="_blank">Jimmy Breslin</a>, the prolific Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and champion of New York City's working class, died March 19 at the age of 88. Breslin's death was reported by his longtime employer, the New York Daily News. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Jimmy Breslin, the prolific Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and champion of New York City’s working class, died March 19 at the age of 88. Breslin’s death was reported by his longtime employer, the New York Daily News.Hide Caption 47 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/18/entertainment/chuck-berry-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Chuck Berry</a>, a music pioneer often called "the Father of Rock 'n' Roll," died March 18 at his home outside St. Louis, his verified Facebook page said. He was 90. Berry wrote and recorded the rock standards "Johnny B. Goode" and "Sweet Little Sixteen."<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/18/entertainment/chuck-berry-dies/index.html" target="_blank">Chuck Berry</a>, a music pioneer often called "the Father of Rock 'n' Roll," died March 18 at his home outside St. Louis, his verified Facebook page said. He was 90. Berry wrote and recorded the rock standards "Johnny B. Goode" and "Sweet Little Sixteen." Photos: People we've lost in 2017Chuck Berry, a music pioneer often called “the Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” died March 18 at his home outside St. Louis, his verified Facebook page said. He was 90. Berry wrote and recorded the rock standards “Johnny B. Goode” and “Sweet Little Sixteen.”Hide Caption 48 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/17/americas/derek-walcott-obit/index.html" target="_blank">Derek Walcott</a>, the Caribbean poet and playwright who won the 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature, died March 17, according to the Nobel Prize website. He was 87.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/17/americas/derek-walcott-obit/index.html" target="_blank">Derek Walcott</a>, the Caribbean poet and playwright who won the 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature, died March 17, according to the Nobel Prize website. He was 87. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Derek Walcott, the Caribbean poet and playwright who won the 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature, died March 17, according to the Nobel Prize website. He was 87.Hide Caption 49 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/11/us/joni-sledge-of-sister-sledge-dies/" target="_blank">Joni Sledge</a>, a founding member of the R&B vocal group Sister Sledge, was found dead in her home in Phoenix on March 10, publicist Biff Warren told CNN. She was 60 years old. The cause of death was unknown.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/11/us/joni-sledge-of-sister-sledge-dies/" target="_blank">Joni Sledge</a>, a founding member of the R&B vocal group Sister Sledge, was found dead in her home in Phoenix on March 10, publicist Biff Warren told CNN. She was 60 years old. The cause of death was unknown. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Joni Sledge, a founding member of the R&B vocal group Sister Sledge, was found dead in her home in Phoenix on March 10, publicist Biff Warren told CNN. She was 60 years old. The cause of death was unknown.Hide Caption 50 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/06/entertainment/robert-osbourne/" target="_blank">Robert Osborne</a>, the film aficionado who was the longtime host of Turner Classic Movies, died on March 6. He was 84.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/06/entertainment/robert-osbourne/" target="_blank">Robert Osborne</a>, the film aficionado who was the longtime host of Turner Classic Movies, died on March 6. He was 84. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Robert Osborne, the film aficionado who was the longtime host of Turner Classic Movies, died on March 6. He was 84.Hide Caption 51 of 64Judge <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/26/us/judge-joseph-wapner-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Joseph Wapner</a>, from the popular reality television program "The People's Court," died February 26, according to his son Judge Fred Wapner. He was 97.Judge <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/26/us/judge-joseph-wapner-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Joseph Wapner</a>, from the popular reality television program "The People's Court," died February 26, according to his son Judge Fred Wapner. He was 97. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Judge Joseph Wapner, from the popular reality television program “The People’s Court,” died February 26, according to his son Judge Fred Wapner. He was 97.Hide Caption 52 of 64Actor <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/26/entertainment/bill-paxton-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Bill Paxton</a>, whose extensive career included films such as "Twister," "Aliens" and "Titanic," died February 26, according to a representative for his family. He was 61. Paxton died "due to complications from surgery," a statement said.Actor <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/26/entertainment/bill-paxton-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Bill Paxton</a>, whose extensive career included films such as "Twister," "Aliens" and "Titanic," died February 26, according to a representative for his family. He was 61. Paxton died "due to complications from surgery," a statement said. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Actor Bill Paxton, whose extensive career included films such as “Twister,” “Aliens” and “Titanic,” died February 26, according to a representative for his family. He was 61. Paxton died “due to complications from surgery,” a statement said.Hide Caption 53 of 64Clyde Stubblefield, seen here on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," died February 18 at age 73. He was the drummer for James Brown in the 1960s and '70s. He laid down the groove on such Brown hits as "Cold Sweat," "Sex Machine" and "Say it Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud." The drum break in the song "Funky Drummer" has been sampled and used in over 1,000 songs.Clyde Stubblefield, seen here on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," died February 18 at age 73. He was the drummer for James Brown in the 1960s and '70s. He laid down the groove on such Brown hits as "Cold Sweat," "Sex Machine" and "Say it Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud." The drum break in the song "Funky Drummer" has been sampled and used in over 1,000 songs. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Clyde Stubblefield, seen here on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” died February 18 at age 73. He was the drummer for James Brown in the 1960s and ’70s. He laid down the groove on such Brown hits as “Cold Sweat,” “Sex Machine” and “Say it Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud.” The drum break in the song “Funky Drummer” has been sampled and used in over 1,000 songs.Hide Caption 54 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/18/politics/norma-mccorvey-roe-v-wade-figure-dies/index.html">Norma McCorvey</a>, the anonymous plaintiff "Jane Roe" in the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, died February 18, a priest close to her family said in a statement. Multiple media sources said she was 69. In this photo from 1989, McCorvey is on the left holding hands with attorney Gloria Allred. Roe v. Wade was the 1973 case that established a constitutional right to abortion. McCorvey once supported the pro-choice movement but switched sides in 1995.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/18/politics/norma-mccorvey-roe-v-wade-figure-dies/index.html">Norma McCorvey</a>, the anonymous plaintiff "Jane Roe" in the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, died February 18, a priest close to her family said in a statement. Multiple media sources said she was 69. In this photo from 1989, McCorvey is on the left holding hands with attorney Gloria Allred. Roe v. Wade was the 1973 case that established a constitutional right to abortion. McCorvey once supported the pro-choice movement but switched sides in 1995. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff “Jane Roe” in the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, died February 18, a priest close to her family said in a statement. Multiple media sources said she was 69. In this photo from 1989, McCorvey is on the left holding hands with attorney Gloria Allred. Roe v. Wade was the 1973 case that established a constitutional right to abortion. McCorvey once supported the pro-choice movement but switched sides in 1995.Hide Caption 55 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/12/entertainment/al-jarreau-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Al Jarreau</a>, the jazz-pop musician best known for the hits "Breakin' Away," "We're in This Love Together" and the theme song to the popular 1980's TV show, "Moonlighting," died February 12, according to posts on his verified social-media accounts. He was 76.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/12/entertainment/al-jarreau-dead/index.html" target="_blank">Al Jarreau</a>, the jazz-pop musician best known for the hits "Breakin' Away," "We're in This Love Together" and the theme song to the popular 1980's TV show, "Moonlighting," died February 12, according to posts on his verified social-media accounts. He was 76. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Al Jarreau, the jazz-pop musician best known for the hits “Breakin’ Away,” “We’re in This Love Together” and the theme song to the popular 1980’s TV show, “Moonlighting,” died February 12, according to posts on his verified social-media accounts. He was 76.Hide Caption 56 of 64Actor <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/07/tv-shows/richard-hatch-dead/index.html">Richard Hatch</a>, who was known for his role as Captain Apollo in the original "Battlestar Galactica" series that ran from 1978-1979, died Tuesday, February 7, according to his manager Michael Kaliski. The 71-year-old actor had been battling pancreatic cancer, according to a statement from his family. Hatch played Tom Zarek in the show remake that started in 2003.Actor <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/07/tv-shows/richard-hatch-dead/index.html">Richard Hatch</a>, who was known for his role as Captain Apollo in the original "Battlestar Galactica" series that ran from 1978-1979, died Tuesday, February 7, according to his manager Michael Kaliski. The 71-year-old actor had been battling pancreatic cancer, according to a statement from his family. Hatch played Tom Zarek in the show remake that started in 2003. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Actor Richard Hatch, who was known for his role as Captain Apollo in the original “Battlestar Galactica” series that ran from 1978-1979, died Tuesday, February 7, according to his manager Michael Kaliski. The 71-year-old actor had been battling pancreatic cancer, according to a statement from his family. Hatch played Tom Zarek in the show remake that started in 2003.Hide Caption 57 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/27/entertainment/john-hurt-obit/" target="_blank">John Hurt</a>, the British actor who garnered Oscar nominations for his roles in "Midnight Express" and "The Elephant Man," died January 27, his publicist said. He was 77.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/27/entertainment/john-hurt-obit/" target="_blank">John Hurt</a>, the British actor who garnered Oscar nominations for his roles in "Midnight Express" and "The Elephant Man," died January 27, his publicist said. He was 77. Photos: People we've lost in 2017John Hurt, the British actor who garnered Oscar nominations for his roles in “Midnight Express” and “The Elephant Man,” died January 27, his publicist said. He was 77.Hide Caption 58 of 64Actress <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/25/entertainment/mary-tyler-moore-death/index.html" target="_blank">Mary Tyler Moore</a>, whose eponymous 1970s series helped usher in a new era for women on television, died January 25, according to her longtime representative Mara Buxbaum. She was 80.Actress <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/25/entertainment/mary-tyler-moore-death/index.html" target="_blank">Mary Tyler Moore</a>, whose eponymous 1970s series helped usher in a new era for women on television, died January 25, according to her longtime representative Mara Buxbaum. She was 80. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Actress Mary Tyler Moore, whose eponymous 1970s series helped usher in a new era for women on television, died January 25, according to her longtime representative Mara Buxbaum. She was 80.Hide Caption 59 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/16/us/eugene-cernan-dies/index.html">Eugene A. Cernan,</a> the last astronaut to leave his footprints on the surface of the moon, died January 16, NASA said. He was 82.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/16/us/eugene-cernan-dies/index.html">Eugene A. Cernan,</a> the last astronaut to leave his footprints on the surface of the moon, died January 16, NASA said. He was 82. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Eugene A. Cernan, the last astronaut to leave his footprints on the surface of the moon, died January 16, NASA said. He was 82.Hide Caption 60 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/15/us/jimmy-superfly-snuka-obit/index.html">Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka,</a> a pro wrestler known for his high-flying leap off the ring's top rope, died on January 15. He was 73.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/15/us/jimmy-superfly-snuka-obit/index.html">Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka,</a> a pro wrestler known for his high-flying leap off the ring's top rope, died on January 15. He was 73. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, a pro wrestler known for his high-flying leap off the ring’s top rope, died on January 15. He was 73.Hide Caption 61 of 64Author and filmmaker <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/13/entertainment/william-peter-blatty-dies/index.html" target="_blank">William Peter Blatty,</a> who scared millions with the best-selling novel and Oscar-winning movie "The Exorcist," died January 12 from a form of blood cancer called multiple myeloma, his widow said. He was 89.Author and filmmaker <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/13/entertainment/william-peter-blatty-dies/index.html" target="_blank">William Peter Blatty,</a> who scared millions with the best-selling novel and Oscar-winning movie "The Exorcist," died January 12 from a form of blood cancer called multiple myeloma, his widow said. He was 89. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Author and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, who scared millions with the best-selling novel and Oscar-winning movie “The Exorcist,” died January 12 from a form of blood cancer called multiple myeloma, his widow said. He was 89.Hide Caption 62 of 64Veteran war correspondent <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/10/us/clare-hollingworth-obituary/index.html">Clare Hollingworth,</a> who broke the news that World War II had started, died on January 10. She was 105.Veteran war correspondent <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/10/us/clare-hollingworth-obituary/index.html">Clare Hollingworth,</a> who broke the news that World War II had started, died on January 10. She was 105. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Veteran war correspondent Clare Hollingworth, who broke the news that World War II had started, died on January 10. She was 105.Hide Caption 63 of 64<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/03/asia/alfonso-wong-death-old-master-q/index.html">Alfonso Wong,</a> the creator of Asia's iconic "Old Master Q" comic strip, died January 1, according to the publisher of the comic. He was 93.<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/03/asia/alfonso-wong-death-old-master-q/index.html">Alfonso Wong,</a> the creator of Asia's iconic "Old Master Q" comic strip, died January 1, according to the publisher of the comic. He was 93. Photos: People we've lost in 2017Alfonso Wong, the creator of Asia’s iconic “Old Master Q” comic strip, died January 1, according to the publisher of the comic. He was 93.Hide Caption 64 of 64people we lost slate april 2017pwl david cassidy RESTRICTEDDella Reese04 mel tillis RESTRICTED 01 earle hyman FILE02 Liz Smith FILE roy halladay phillies sept 2013Dick Gordan 02 Fats Domino FILEPWL robert guillaume RESTRICTEDMychael Knight dead01 ya tittle FILE04 Tom Pettypwl monty hall REstrictedpwl hugh hefner RESTRICTEDCharles BradleyPWL LaMottaHarry Dean Stanton FILETroy GentryJay Thomas Cheers RESTRICTED01 jerry lewis LEAD IMAGEdick gregory MOB APPGlen Campbell PWL RESTRICTED01 Sam Shepard FILE 02 june foray 07/27 RESTRICTED 01 John Heard FILE 02 Chester Bennington RESTRICTED02 Martin Landau Obit RESTRICTEDStephen Furst RESTRICTED03 Adam West FILE RESTRICTEDFrank Deford The National Sports DailyGregg Allman RESTRICTEDJim Bunning 0301 Zbigniew Brzezinski FILE roger moore pwl - RESTRICTED06 roger ailes FILEChris Cornell PWL RESTRICTED Powers Boothesteven holcomb 042701 Vinod Khann FILEPWL jonathan demme RESTRICTED04 Erin Moran RESTRICTEDcharlie murphy pwl - RESTRICTEDJ. Geils GALLERY RESTRICTEDdon rickles 2007Martin McGuinness Northern IrelandJimmy Breslin FILE01 Chuck Berry RESTRICTEDDerek Walcott pwl - RESTRICTEDJoni Sledge Robert OsborneJoseph Wapner FILE02 Bill PaxtonClyde Stubblefield FILE RESTRICTED03 Norma McCorvey FILE03 al jarreau FILE RESTRICTED03 Richard Hatch RESTRICTEDJohn Hurt FILE RESTRICTEDPWL mary tyler moore - RESTRICTEDEugene A. CernanJimmy Superfly Snuka william peter blattyclare hollingworth obit01 alfonso wongAfter ‘The Partridge Family’He continued to work in television after “The Partridge Family” ended, performing in theater productions and briefly landing his own show, “David Cassidy – Man Undercover,” which lasted a season.Cassidy fared better in Las Vegas. He starred as the leading man of MGM Grand’s “EFX” in 1996 and developed a show titled “At the Copa,” which he co-starred in with Sheena Easton in 2000.Cassidy released his autobiography, “Could It Be Forever? My Story,” in 2007, writing about the pitfalls of fame and his failed first two marriages.He had a daughter, Katie Cassidy, in 1986, from a relationship with Sherry Williams Benedon, and a son, Beau, with third wife Sue Shifrin, in 1991.Cassidy hit some low points and ended up in rehab in 2014 after his third arrest for driving under the influence. That same year Shifrin filed for divorce.In 2017, Cassidy revealed that he was in the early stages of dementia, the same disease his mother and grandfather suffered from. “To watch someone who raised you lose their mind and disappear is arguably the most painful thing I have ever experienced,” Cassidy told CNN in a 2012 interview.As for a career highlight Cassidy remembered fondly, he described the roar of a crowd that included his family at a 1972 performance at Madison Square Garden.”It was so emotional for me. I was so blessed to have that moment with them,” he told CNN in 2014. “It’s the highlight of my life.”Celebrity reactionThose who worked with Cassidy in the entertainment business shared their memories and condolences on social media.

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 Musician Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys said he and Cassidy once started writing a song together. “He was a very talented and nice person. Love & Mercy to David and his family.”

#DavidCassidy. You were so sweet to me and you left us too soon. To me and millions of us you were forever young. RIP. pic.twitter.com/3JcjvKiUIA

— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) November 22, 2017 Actress Marlee Matlin tweeted, “To me and millions of us you were forever young.”

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 Interviewer Larry King said, “Like his father Jack he had great talent, and a complicated life. Condolences to his wonderful family.”

My heart is hurting. You were an amazing tv daddy! Proud and honored to have worked with one of the best. Love and Prayers #DavidCassidy

— Alexa PenaVega (@alexavega) November 22, 2017 Alexa PenaVega worked with Cassidy on “Ruby & the Rockits,” a 2009 TV show created by Shaun Cassidy, David’s half-brother. She said Cassidy was “an amazing TV daddy.”

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 Entertainers Harry Connick Jr. and Marie Osmond also shared memories.

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