By Shawn Rice
David Cassidy dead at the age of 67 from organ failure after a brief hospitalization is a celebrity death hoax. As of this writing, the singer and actor best known for his starring role on the 1970s musical television series “The Partridge Family” did not die of organ failure.
Where did this celebrity death hoax originate? City-herald.com published the article falsely reporting that Cassidy died of organ failure after a brief hospitalization. You can read the death hoax below.
Pop star David Cassidy has died in Florida after suffering from organ failure, according to his publicist.
The 67-year-old David Cassidy was previously admitted and stricken with dementia, and his health further deteriorated over the last two months. His publicist, JoAnn Geffen confirmed his passing Saturday evening; noting, “It is with deepest sorrow that I inform you of the death of David Cassidy.”
However, there is no truth to the above story, according to Hoax Alert, as of this writing. Publicist JoAnn Geffen said Sunday in an email that there is “no update” on the medical status of the Partridge Family star. The BBC reported that Cassidy is in the hospital after suffering from multiple organ failure but that he is reportedly conscious and awaiting a liver transplant:
Former The Partridge Family star and singer David Cassidy, 67, is ill in hospital but is reported to be conscious, after suffering multiple organ failure earlier this week.
A spokeswoman said he was admitted to hospital in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday after suffering pain.
He is reportedly suffering kidney failure and needs a liver transplant.
Here are some examples of people sharing the celebrity death hoax on social media.
— Lisa Renee Jones (@LisaReneeJones) November 19, 2017
Another one of my childhood heartthrob s gone, this is sad x https://t.co/zcHP9TNN4j
— Helen Appleton-Hill (@RahanniAngel) November 19, 2017
RIP David. So sad. Loved him back in the day. Loved the Partridge Family. https://t.co/yoplEiiojR
— Lynn Huber (@lynn_huber) November 19, 2017
How sad 🙁 Thank you for all the Tiger Beat posters, music, and happy memories. Rock In Paradise <3 https://t.co/LgqfUcW2Bj
— Trish Cook (@letsmakemusic21) November 19, 2017
R.I.P David Cassidy Another Legend Gone Way Too Soon https://t.co/inyDcyI0tK
— San@falcon Radio (@SanfalconRadio) November 19, 2017
Hoax Alert noted that city-herald.com is part of a network of fake news websites designed to look like “local” news sites with generic news stories on their front pages.
Born in New York City in 1950, Cassidy rose to fame as the heartthrob of the 1970s musical TV series The Partridge Family. In addition to being popular on television, the fictional family scored radio hits with songs such as “I Think I Love You.” After the show’s conclusion, Cassidy continued to perform in concerts and with theater productions, and in later years he opened up about his struggles with Go to the full article.
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