David Cassidy’s daughter, Katie Cassidy has finally shared her thoughts on her father’s death.
David Cassidy was a prolific American actor, singer and songwriter. Cassidy was famously known for his role as Keith Patridge in the hit American musical sitcom The Patridge Family. This much loved role led to Cassidy becoming a teen pop sensation in the 1970s.
David Cassidy died on November 21 2017. The actor died of liver failure at the age of 67.
Katie Cassidy recently took to Twitter to describe her feelings on her father’s recent death. The emotional tweet also revealed his last words before dying.
Katie wrote “words can’t 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 was born on November 25th, 1986. She is the daughter of David Cassidy and model Sherry Williams. The couple had a short-term relationship.
She has also had a successful career in the Hollywood industry. She made her acting debut appearing in an episode of the drama series called The Division. Katie has also appeared in a recurring role on the hit series Supernatural. Katie portrayed the role of a demon.
Katie landed her first main role as a lead in the CW series Arrow. She played the role of Laurel Lance/Black Canary.
The actress had a complicated relationship. Katie’s mother Shery and her stepfather Richard Benedon raised her. While David, did not parent his beautiful daughter, he still had an important place in her life.
In an interview to the People in 2009, David and Katie shed some light on their relationship. David said “Because I didn’t raise her, I didn’t have to parent her. I’m always here and totally nonjudgmental.”
Katie also had kind words to share about her father. Katie said “To be able to go to someone I’m genetically linked to, tell them anything and know that they’re not going to judge me, it’s unbelievable. It’s nice when your dad can be your friend.”
David gave her valuable advice which she really cherishes. The wise father told her that she should not work for money or fame. But “work for the work.” He told her if she gets a great role someday in exchange of no money she should “take it.”
However, their relationship fell apart after he was diagnosed with dementia. They hadn’t been in contact ever since.
Nevertheless, Cassidy was very proud of his eldest child. He said “I’m proud of her. She’s very talented. It’s hard for me to even accept how old she is now, like 30.”
Even though they did not have a stable relationship by the end, Katie seemed very moved by her father’s death. The tweet reveals that she had a lot of regard and respect for her biological father.
David Cassidy’s nephew Jack Cassidy also took to Twitter to express the remorse of his uncle’s death.
May David Cassidy rest in peace.