“Arrow” star Katie Cassidy opens up about the passing of her father.
The actress, 30, tweeted about David Cassidy three days after his death was made public. “Words cant express the solace our family’s received from all the love and support during this trying time,” said Katie. “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.”
Katie and David had a turbulent relationship due, in part, to the fact Katie was raised primarily by her mother Sherry Williams and stepfather Richard Benedon. Their relationship did, however, improve.
David told People in 2009, “Because I didn’t raise her, I didn’t have to parent her. 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.”
In 2017, David told the outlet: “I wasn’t her father. I was her biological father but I didn’t raise her. She has a completely different life. I’m proud of her. She’s very talented. It’s hard for me to even accept how old she is now.”
David died of liver failure on Nov. 21 at the age of 67.