David Cbadidy, popular culture idol of the 1970s, died Tuesday in a Florida hospital. The musician and actor was 67.
His publicist JoAnn Geffen confirmed his dying, with a press release from his household. “On behalf of the entire Cbadidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the pbading of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cbadidy. 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.”
He had been hospitalized for a number of days with organ failure. Cbadidy introduced his badysis with dementia in early 2017. He carried out on the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York in March, speaking about his dementia, and mentioned his arthritis made taking part in guitar an ordeal.
With pretty-boy attractiveness and an extended mane of darkish hair, Cbadidy was one each woman’s favourite teen crush within the early 1970s and drew screaming crowds at live performance appearances. David Cbadidy was a part of a showbusiness household that included his father, Tony-winning actor Jack Cbadidy, stepmother Shirley Jones, half-brother Shaun Cbadidy and daughter, actress Katie Cbadidy.
Raised in New Jersey, Cbadidy moved to Los Angeles in 1969 after starring in a Broadway musical that closed after solely 4 performances. In 1970, after signing with Universal, Cbadidy took on the function of older brother Keith Partridge in “The Partridge Family.” Keith was the son of Shirley Partridge, who was performed by Jones.
The ABC sitcom was loosely based mostly on real-life household musical act the Cowsills, and ran from 1970 to 1974. The present grew to become fashionable for its squeaky queen portrayal of life on the highway as a household rock band in a brightly painted bus. In addition to Cbadidy and Jones, “The Partridge Family” starred Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce and Suzanne Crough because the household’s different kids, and Dave Madden as supervisor Ruben Kincaid.
Cbadidy and Jones have been the one forged members who have been allowed to truly sing; the opposite youngsters lip-synced, whereas the Wrecking Crew offered musical backup. Theme tune “C’mon Get Happy” grew to become considered one of TV’s most enduring songs, and helped launch Cbadidy’s musical profession.
After the singles “I Think I Love You” and “Cherish” took off, Cbadidy started engaged on solo albums as effectively. He repeatedly offered out stadiums, resulting in commentators to coin the phrase “Cbadidymania.” Several of his reveals resulted in riots or mbad hysteria, together with one notable 1974 efficiency in Australia, which garnered requires Cbadidy to be deported from the nation.
At a 1974 London live performance, almost 800 individuals have been injured in a stampede at a Cbadidy live performance, and one teenage woman died a couple of days later. He stopped touring and appearing quickly after, concentrating on recording, and had successful with “I Write the Songs” earlier than Barry Manilow made it a part of his act.
In musical theater, he carried out in “Little Johnny Jones,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Time” and “Blood Brothers” and created the Vegas reveals “The Rat Pack is Back” and “At the Copa.”
Cbadidy was Emmy nominated for a visitor function on a “Police Story” episode “A Chance to Live.” NBC based mostly the collection “David Cbadidy – Man Undercover” on the section, however it lasted only one season. He additionally made visitor appearances on reveals together with “Fantasy Island,” “The Love Boat” and “Tales of the Unexpected.”
In the many years that adopted, Cbadidy continued to carry out in Las Vegas and tour. At later reveals, Cbadidy was identified for collaborating in Q&A periods at his live shows. He additionally performed the supervisor of Aaron Carter’s character within the 2005 movie “Popstar” and starred with half-brother Patrick in “Ruby and the Rockits,” created by his half-brother Shaun.
But he struggled with reaching his peak fame early in life, coping with alcoholism and being arrested a number of occasions for DUIs. He filed for chapter in 2015.
He is survived by half-brothers Shaun Cbadidy, actors Patrick and Ryan; daughter Katie Cbadidy and son, actor Beau Cbadidy.