David Cassidy Denied Having Financial Issues 9 Months Before His Death
"The financial part is not an issue," the late Partridge Family star told PEOPLE in February
David Cassidy was worried in the last year of his life — but not about his finances.
During his final in-depth interview with PEOPLE in February, the late Partridge Family star disussed his dementia diagnosis but brushed off any monetary problems.
“The financial part is not an issue,” the former teen idol said.
However, three years prior, Cassidy had filed for bankruptcy protection, allegedly owing up to $10 million to various creditors including Wells Fargo Bank ($290,000), American Express ($21,000) and Citi Bank ($17,000). He was also $102,000 in debt with a lawyer in Hallandale, Florida.
In documents obtained by The Blast, the 70s teen heartthrob left $150,000 worth of assets to his only son Beau, 26, with his three half-siblings granted music memorabilia. His estranged daughter Katie was left out of the will — “It is my specific intent not to provide any benefits hereunder to Katherine Evelyn Cassidy,” he wrote — but it’s important to note that the will was drafted in 2004, and Katie, 31, had an up-and-down relationship with her father.
Last month, the ’70s teen heartthrob died of organ failure at the age of 67.
Once news broke that Cassidy had been hospitalized, his family — including Beau, Katie, brothers Patrick and Shaun, and ex-wife Sue Shifrin — dropped everything to be by his side.
“There had been many family issues because of his alcoholism, but they are all reuniting in support of him,” a source close to Cassidy told PEOPLE. “He was delighted to see them. When his brother Patrick walked into the room, David lit up like a Christmas tree. There’s been total resolution within the family. They will always be there for him.”
In February 2017, Cassidy exclusively revealed to PEOPLE that he was battling dementia.
“I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming,” said Cassidy, who watched his grandfather battle the disease and witnessed his mother “disappear” into dementia until she died at age 89.
During the interview, Cassidy closed the conversation similar to how he closed the last chapter of his life — with gratitude.
“I love that I’ve had an amazing life that has touched millions of people all over the world,” he said. “I’m flattered. The world needs more kindness.”