Fri, 8 Dec, 2017
David Cassidy completely cuts daughter Katie out of will
The late Partridge Family star David Cassidy has completely cut his estranged daughter, actress Katie Cassidy, from his will, according to documents reported by The Blast.
Instead the late actor and musician left most of his estate to his son Beau, whom he shared with now ex-wife Susan.
According to the publication, David’s will and testament stated that "while he has two children — Beau and Katie — any references to his 'child or children' are only to Beau and not to Katie."
He wrote: “It is my specific intent not to provide any benefits hereunder to Katherine Evelyn Cassidy.”
David, who passed away on November 21, 2017 aged 67, left approximately $200,000 in various assets to Beau.
Items considered "music memorabilia" will go to David’s three half-siblings.
The will was filed in 2004 and named Susan as the personal representative, but David's cousin assumed the role after David and Susan divorced in 2016.
Katie, who currently stars on the TV superhero drama Arrow, has had a chequered history with her father.
Following his death, she shared her father’s last words, writing on Twitter: "Words can't 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.' This will be a daily reminder for me to share my gratitude with those I love as to never waste another minute....thank you."
But Cassidy and his daughter, whose mother is model Sherry Williams, revealed in an interview with People earlier this year that he was merely her father by biology.
“I never had a relationship with her. I wasn’t her father,” David told People in February. “I was her biological father but I didn’t raise her. She has a completely different life.”
Katie was mostly raised by her stepfather, Williams’ husband, Dr Richard Benedon.