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Report: David Cassidy suffers organ failure, fights for his life in hospital

David Cassidy Disney's ABC Television Group summer press tour party - Arrivals Los Angeles, California - 08.08.09 Featuring: David Cassidy Where: United States When: 08 Aug 2009 Credit: WENN

Actor and singer David Cassidy is fighting for life in a Florida hospital after suffering organ failure, according to a new report.

The 67-year-old star of The Partridge Family, who is the father of Arrow actress Katie Cassidy, has been placed in a medically induced coma.

"It's looking grim," a source tells TMZ, explaining his condition has been slowly getting worse in the days following his admission into the medical facility earlier this week.

He reportedly needs a liver transplant to survive. It's also claimed David is suffering from kidney failure.

As family members arrive at the hospital to comfort and support the ailing star, relatives have reportedly been told to expect the worst.

David's health has been on the decline for months and earlier this year, he revealed he had been diagnosed with dementia.

Speaking to People magazine in February, Cassidy revealed the disease runs in his family and he watched his mother "disappear" before his eyes as the tragic condition took hold.

"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 into the room... I feared I would end up that way," he shared.

David also decided to stop touring so he could focus on his health and wellbeing after the dementia diagnosis.

"I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming," he said. "I want to focus on what I am, who I am and how I've been without any distractions. I want to love. I want to enjoy life."


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