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Dave Madden of The Partridge Family Has Died

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Dave Madden, best known for playing band manager Reuben Kincaid on The Partridge Family, died Thursday at the age of 82.

His niece Mary Frances Miller tells the Associated Press that he passed away at a hospice center near his home in the Jacksonville, Fla., area. Congestive heart and kidney failure was the cause, his former agent tellsTMZ.

Madden’s character on the hit ’70s TV show shared a lot of scenes with former child star Danny Bonaduce, who paid tribute to his close friend and costar on Twitter.

“Dave Madden was a great guy & like family to me,” he wrote. “He taught me to drive a car when I was 10. One of many great memories. I’ll truly miss him.”

In addition to playing Reuben Kincaid for four years, Madden, who served in the Air Force in the 1950s, also starred on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and Alice.

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