David Cassidy’s Daughter Shares His Last Words
David Cassidy’s daughter Katie has revealed that the ‘70s star’s last words as he lay dying were, “So much wasted time.” He passed away last week, aged 67, after a battle with dementia and lifestyle-related health issues.
In a tweet, she wrote, “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 reminded for me to share my gratitude with those I love as to never waste another minute… thank you.”
David Cassidy, star of The Partridge Family from 1970 to 1974, was hospitalized a little more than a week ago after suffering major organ failure. He’d been reported to have been placed in a medically-induced coma before later regaining consciousness, but was in need of an urgent liver transplant. His passing on Nov. 21 triggered a series of tributes from across the rock world.
In February he revealed his dementia to People magazine, saying that the illness appeared regularly in his family. Speaking of his mother’s struggle with it, he said, “In the end, the only way I knew she recognized me is with one single tear that would drop from her eye every time I walked in the room. I feared I would end up that way.”
He’d decided to end his touring career in order to focus on enjoying the time he had left. “I want to focus on what I am, who I am now and how I’ve been without any distractions,” he noted. “I want to love. I want to enjoy life.”