David Cassidy’s final words

25th November 2017 12:39 PM
David Cassidy at the ABC Press Tour held at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, CA David Cassidy at the ABC Press Tour held at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, CA Galaxy - STAR MAX - IPx

DAVID Cassidy's last words were heartbreaking.

"Words cant express the solace our family's received from all the love & support during this trying time. My father's last words were 'So much wasted time,'" Cassidy's daughter, Arrow star Katie Cassidy, tweeted Friday.

This will be a daily reminder for me to share my gratitude with those I love as to never waste another minute …. thank you."

The 1970s heart-throb died on Tuesday from organ failure stemming from his ongoing battle with dementia. He was 67 years old.

David had a complicated relationship with Katie, 30, whose mother is model Sherry Williams, reports the New York Post.

In 2009, David told People of Katie, "Because I didn't raise her, I didn't have to parent her. I'm always here and totally nonjudgmental."

"To be able to go to someone I'm genetically linked to, tell them anything and know that they're not going to judge me - it's unbelievable," Katie said.

"It's nice when your dad can be your friend."

David Cassidy performing at Randwick Racecourse in 1947. Supplied: davidcassidy.com.
David Cassidy performing at Randwick Racecourse in 1947. Supplied: davidcassidy.com.

However, it appeared their bond shifted by February 2017, though it's unclear if the change was genuine or merely his perception as a result of his struggle with memory loss.

"I've never had a relationship with her," David told People at the time of his daughter.

"I wasn't her father. I was her biological father but I didn't raise her. She has a completely different life."

This article was originally published on the New York Post and was republished here with permission.