David Cassidy, the teenage heartthrob who shot to fame in US sitcom The Partridge Family before going on to become a 70s pop icon, has died at the age of 67.
"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,” a family statement read.
"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 of love and support you have shown him these many years."
Celebrities have flocked to social media to express their sadness at Cassidy's passing.