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‘Partridge Family’ star dead at 82

‘Partridge Family’ star dead at 82

'THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY:' This 1970 photo released by courtesy of Sony Pictures Television shows, back row, from left, cast members, Shirley Jones, Dave Madden, David Cassidy, Susan Dey, and front row, from left, Brian Forster, Danny Bonaduce and Suzanne Crough of the television series, "The Partridge Family." Madden, who played the child-hating agent on the hit 1970s sitcom, died in Florida on Thursday, Jan. 16, at age 82. Photo: Associated Press

“The Partridge Family” star Dave Madden died Thursday at the age of 82.

The Canadian-born actor passed away after suffering congestive heart and kidney failure.

Madden began his career with an appearance on the sitcom “Camp Runamuck” in 1965 and rose to fame after starring in Rowan & Martin’s “Laugh-In.”

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But he will perhaps be best remembered for his role as long-suffering band manager Ruben Kincaid on popular 1970s sitcom “The Partridge Family,” which also featured David Cassidy and Danny Bonaduce.

He also made guest appearance on TV series like” Bewitched,” “Happy Days”, “The Love Boat” and “Fantasy Island,” in addition to “Boy Meets World” and “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.”

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