How Alcohol Battles Killed David Cassidy’s Father And Destroyed His Own Life Too


By Neil Murphy

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Jack Cassidy was drinking heavily on his own the night he died: 11 December 1976. Having failed to meet up with his ex-wife he arranged a date with Tony-award winning singer Donna Theodore. The pair partied at a Los Angeles nightclub until Theodore, who became increasingly uncomfortable at his erratic behaviour throughout the night, asked to be brought home.

Jack continued to drink in bars across West Hollywood and drunkenly stumbled his way back to his apartment, where he lived alone. Falling asleep on a Naugahyde chair, the lit cigarette ignited a blaze in his apartment that was not put out until…click here to continue reading