David Cassidy, who shot to international fame in the 1970s on 'The Patridge Family' has died at the age of 67.

According to his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen, the singer/actor, who was recently admitted to hospital and announced his diagnosis with dementia earlier this year, suffered from organ failure before his death.

"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," she said. "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 and support you have shown him these many years."

Cassidy's nephew also confirmed the news on social media.

If you have a mam in her late 50s or 60s, maybe give her a call and be extra nice to her today.