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“I was saddened to hear of the passing of my ‘brother’ David Cassidy,” Partridge Family star Forster tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“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,” his family said in a statement to PEOPLE on Tuesday. Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty.

Officials say Foster was traveling south on STH 35 on March 27, just before 11 p.m., when he passed a car, drove onto the shoulder, hit a guardrail, which sent his Ford Focus airborne before it crashed back on the guardrail and struck a tree. You will receive email notifications when changes are made to the online memorial, including when family and friends post to the Guestbook.

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A place to share condolences and memories. If you have any unfortunate news that this page should be update with, please let us know using this form. He’d be tired, but he was always really nice and professional.”, “He was a very talented actor and I often admired the emotion he could put into his character,” he adds. “You can play your new stuff, but remember the audience is there to hear what you’re famous for, which in his case is ‘I Think I Love You’ and things like that. “Needless to say, he was also a wonderful singer and his breathy style made many young girls swoon!”. “One year, he even gave me a Swiss army knife for Christmas, which I still have. See more awards ». “The poor guy, he was always having to sort of live up to an image that wasn’t really his,” says Forster. “He was always really gracious to me.”, RELATED: Whatever Happened to The Partridge Family? You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications.

To plant a tree in memory of Brian Robert Forster, please visit. Cassidy had been in intensive care since he was hospitalized for liver and kidney failure last week. “I was just reading an editorial about how he fit in with the time and his squeaky clean image, and yet he was sexy on the side, and that was a big part of his charisma,” he says. 4 nominations. Foster was not wearing a seat belt. Cassidy had “the full package,” according to Forster. From left: David Cassidy, Danny Bonaduce, Brian Forster and Suzanne Crough on the Today show, | and Bolger was the last surviving main credited cast member from The Wizard of Oz . Receive email updates when there are changes to this story. “In the last 20 years or so, we would be reunited while doing Partridge Family reunion shows,” said Forster.

Introducing ... PEOPLE's Products Worth the Hype, David Cassidy — Looking Back at the Late Teen Heartthrob’s Ups and Downs, hospitalized for liver and kidney failure. Get push notifications with news, features and more. “I was saddened to hear of the passing of my ‘brother’ David Cassidy — it’s hard to imagine, really,” Partridge Family star Forster tells People in a statement. Coyote Ugly Turns 20: Where Is the Cast Now? “[It was] always nice to see him again, and I particularly enjoyed time spent with him the night before we were on the Today show in New York around 2009. Brian Forster Death Fact Check Brian is alive and kicking and is currently 60 years old. April 14, 1960 in Los Angeles County, California, USA. He could have just withdrawn, but he kept at it and I give him props for that.”, Forster is grateful that through his work, Cassidy will be able to live on “for eternity in some way.”, “Fans will be able to put his albums on and take themselves back to a happier time,” he says. I always tried to catch him. “He’d fly back from wherever and arrive at 2 o’clock in the morning and come to the studio.

May 30, 2016 Mr. Brian Robert Forster 51, of Preston, Ct., formerly of Danvers, died unexpectedly, Monday, May 30, 2016 following a brief illness.

Forster said the two didn’t see each other for “many years” after their lives went separate ways when the show wrapped, but he always enjoyed their reunions. He is best known as the second actor to play the role of Chris Partridge in the television series The Partridge Family .

He also gave me a singing lesson when I expressed an interest in singing!”, “In spite of his crazy concert schedule on the weekends, he would arrive at the studio prepared and we would have a lot of fun during shooting and between takes,” he continues.

Despite Cassidy’s “insane popularity,” Forster says the star always made everyone on set “feel very comfortable and part of the team.”, “It was a really good experience … we would have plenty of laughs and good times,” recalls Forster. Starring Cassidy’s real-life stepmother Shirley Jones as a widow, Cassidy played the eldest of her five children, Keith Partridge, as the family embarked on a music career together. (credit: St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office). Text us for exclusive photos and videos, royal news, and way more. Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty, | The two starred on the beloved musical sitcom, which ran from 1970-74.

He had suffered severe injuries a week before, in a crash in St. Joseph Township, Wisconsin.

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office says 35-year-old Brian Foster, of Hudson, Wisconsin, died Thursday at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. RELATED: David Cassidy — Looking Back at the Late Teen Heartthrob’s Ups and Downs. PRESTON, CT- Mr. Brian Robert Forster 51, of Preston, Ct., formerly of Danvers, died unexpectedly, Monday, May 30, 2016 following a brief illness. Credit: The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office says 35-year-old Brian Foster, of Hudson, Wisconsin, died Thursday at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. “It’s hard to imagine, really.”. Restore this Guestbook to share a memory or message of condolence of your own. His last appearance before his death was in 1985 when he starred alongside Liza Minnelli in That’s Dancing! Stay up to date on the latest vote tallies as compiled by The Associated Press' nationwide team, Princess Diana died when Harry was just 12 years old, Foster Dad, 29, Adopts 5 Siblings After Refusing to Keep Them Separated: 'They Give Me Purpose', Charlie Hunnam Says He Is '100 Percent' Open to Playing James Bond: I Would Be 'Flattered', Chiefs' Travis Kelce on the 'Battle' of Finding 'Energy' in Stadiums Without Fans This NFL Season, WATCH: Christina Anstead Teases Ex Tarek El Moussa on New, The Sweetest Photos of Princes Harry with Diana, First-Time Voters Across the Country Share Why the 2020 Election Matters to Them. 1969–1977, 2008. He also battled substance abuse issues, which involved a stint in rehab in 2014 . MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities in western Wisconsin say a man died last week following a crash late last month that might have involved alcohol. He was raised and educated in Danvers and was a … Bolger passed away in January 1987, at the age of 83, after suffering from bladder cancer. Born in Salem, he was the son of Robert and Jean (Lusk) Forster. He had suffered severe injuries a week before, in a crash in St. Joseph Township, Wisconsin. If you are having trouble, click Save Image As and rename the file to meet the character requirement and try again. But I never could,” tweeted Shaun alongside an old photo of the two as kids. A Look Back at the Stars of the ’70s Sitcom. Cassidy’s real-life brother Shaun also remembered the late star in a touching tribute on Tuesday. Mr. Brian Robert Forster 51, of Preston, Ct., formerly of Danvers, died unexpectedly, Monday, May 30, 2016 following a brief illness.

David Cassidy's Partridge Family Costar Brian Forster: 'He Really Was Like My Older Brother' this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. “David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. To download this photo, the file name must have less than 255 characters. Please ignore rumors and hoaxes. He was touring and on stage, but he spent most of his time doing Partridge Family songs.”, “It’s like if you’re the Beach Boys and everyone wants to hear ‘Surfin’ Safari’ 3,000 times,” adds Foster. “I tried to catch him of course. But he stuck with it. The sheriff’s office says alcohol might have played a role in the crash. “David was very kind to me and really was like my older brother during The Partridge Family,” says Forster, 57. David Cassidy died of organ failure Tuesday at the age of 67. The guestbook expires on August 30, 2016. This is the second fatal crash in St. Croix County this month and the fourth fatal crash in the county this year. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years.”. Cassidy publiclyadmitted his struggle with alcohol abuse in 2008. The two starred on the beloved musical sitcom, which ran from 1970-74. David Cassidy is being remembered by his onscreen brother Brian Forster.

By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. David Cassidy, who died of organ failure Tuesday at the age of 67, is being remembered by his onscreen brother Brian Forster. Brian A. Forster (born April 14, 1960) is an American former child actor. Cassidy died of organ failure Tuesday at the age of 67. If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. My thoughts go out to his friends, his fans, and most of all, his family during this difficult time.”.

“From the beginning he wanted to be a rock star along the lines of Jimmy Hendrix and he lands Partridge Family and has to go a different route, so I know it sort of haunted him the rest of his time.

More at IMDbPro » Contact Info: View agent, publicist, legal on IMDbPro. ©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The world has lost a shining light, a joyful and happy soul, and a sparkly contagious laugh. the second fatal crash in St. Croix County this month, Demonstrators Arrested In Minneapolis After Hundreds Walk Onto I-94 In Protest Of Election, Edina Officials: 'Potential Domestic Disturbance' Incident Resolved Peacefully, 13 Women, 1 Man Arrested In Election Night Protests In South Minneapolis, Sheriff: Two Arrested After Apparent Explosions In Washington County, Help Sought Finding 16-Year-Old Girl Who Left Foster Care In Duluth, Overnight Shooting In West St. Paul Leaves Man In Critical Condition, 6 Of 10 Minnesota Voters Say Country's Headed In Wrong Direction, Trump Campaign Says Recount Will Be Requested In Razor-Thin Wisconsin Race, CBS News Projects Joe Biden Will Win Wisconsin. “Now, I will carry him, along with all of the funny/sad/extraordinary days we shared, none more filled with love than these last few at his side,” he said.