Katie Cassidy is standing up after the demise of her dad, an American actor, singer, songwriter, and guitarist David Cassidy.
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Three days after it was reported that David Cassidy had passed away at 67, the actor's little girl ended her quiet on an emotional statement Friday.
"Words can't express the solace our family's received from all the love & support during this trying time," Katie tweeted "My father's last words were 'So much wasted time'. This will be a daily reminder for me to share my gratitude with those I love as to never waste another minute....thank you."
Most of their fans know this father-daughter relationship wasn't precisely the nearest. Actually, Katie was raised primarily by her mom Sherry Williams and stepfather Richard Benedon. In the meantime, David still played an important part in her life.
"Because I didn't raise her, I didn't have to parent her," he shared with People back in 2009. "I'm always here and totally nonjudgmental."
Katie added, "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. It's nice when your dad can be your friend."
On November 21, a rep for The Partridge Family star confirmed to E! News that David had passed away in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
"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," the statement read. "David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years."