David Cassidy Will: 'Partridge Family' Star Cut Estranged Daughter Katie Cassidy From Inheritance

Tufayel Ahmed

It turns out David Cassidy, The Partridge Family icon who died last month, wasn’t very close to his actor daughter, Katie Cassidy—because he left her nothing in his will.

Cassidy died November 21, aged 67, after being admitted to hospital with liver and kidney failure. The actor and singer was survived by daughter Katie, 31, who was born out of a relationship with model Sherry Williams, and son Beau Cassidy, 26, whose mother is Cassidy’s third wife Sue Shifrin.

The Blast reported Wednesday that the star specifically chose not to include Katie—who stars in the hit CW show Arrow—in his will, leaving all of his assets to his son, Beau.

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David and Katie Cassidy

David Cassidy (R) and his daughter Katie Cassidy arrive at the 9th annual Family Television Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, November 28, 2007. Cassidy cut his daughter from his will before he died. Michael Buckner/Getty

“It is my specific intent not to provide any benefits hereunder to Katherine Evelyn Cassidy and/or any descendant of Katherine Evelyn Cassidy,” he said in the will, which was reportedly written in 2004.

The website added that Cassidy had about $150,000 in assets at the time of his death, all of which will go to Beau.

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Cassidy’s wealth was depleted in 2015 when he filed for bankruptcy, declaring debt of up to $10 million.

In February, Cassidy, who battled dementia before his death, told People he was estranged from his daughter, a veteran actor best known for roles in TV shows Arrow and Gossip Girl.

“I’ve never had a relationship with her,” he said. “I wasn’t her father. I was her biological father but I didn’t raise her. “She has a completely different life.”

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Though they were never close, Cassidy said he was “proud” of the career has daughter had carved out for herself in Hollywood. “She’s very talented. It’s hard for me to even accept how old she is now, like 30,” he said.

In a tweet after her father’s passing, Katie Cassidy thanked fans for their well wishes and also revealed that Cassidy’s final words were, “So much wasted time.”


Katie also appeared on an episode of The Celebrity Apprentice to support her dad in 2011 when he was a competitor.


This article was first written by Newsweek

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