Actress Shirley Jones, 83, has paid tribute to her step-son David Cassidy who died yesterday aged 67.
“Long before he played my son on The Partridge Family, David Cassidy was my stepson in real life,” she said in a statement.
“As a little boy, his sweet sensitivity and wicked sense of humor were already on display, and I will treasure the years we spent working and growing together. I will also find solace knowing that David is now with his dad.
“My heart is with David’s daughter, Katie, his son, Beau, and with Shaun, Patrick, and Ryan, whom I know are deeply missing their brother today. Thank you for the enormous outpouring of affection you have offered our family at this difficult time.”
Half-brother Shaun Cassidy said in a series of tweets, “When I was a little boy and my big brother would come to visit, the first call of business would be a punishing pillow fight. During the battle, he would regale me with hysterical stories of our father, often culminating in his taking a giant leap off my top bunk … I tried to catch him of course. I always tried to catch him. But I never could. Now, I will carry him, along with all of the funny/sad/extraordinary days we shared, none more filled with love than these last few at his side.”
Last year Shirley Jones also recalled the first Partridge Family audition with her step-son.
Source: Hollywood Reporter