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Dave Madden (1931-2014)

David and all the staff at davidcassidy.com send their best wishes and prayers to Dave Madden’s wife Sandra and his family at this sad time.

DAVE MADDEN (Dec 17, 1931 – Jan 16, 2014)

 DAVE MADDEN
(Dec 17, 1931 – Jan 16, 2014)

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75 Comments

  1. Judy A
    Posted January 16, 2014 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    My condolences to Dave’s family.

  2. Edi Saliba
    Posted January 16, 2014 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    With my deepest sympathy to his family.

  3. Terry
    Posted January 16, 2014 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    So sad to say goodbye. May his family find comfort and peace in the coming days. My sympathies to them.

  4. Bethany
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    Peace and Love to the Madden family. So sorry for your loss.

  5. Georgette
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    OMG I am sorry for your loss May God be with you and yours during this Mournful time, he will be able to watch over you in Heaven now, sorry((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))) here is an article on it

    http://www.tmz.com/2014/01/16/dave-madden-dead-partridge-family-reuben-kincaid/

    ……………………….peace Georgette

  6. Lydia
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    So very sad to hear of Dave Madden’s passing. To this day, he still brings joy and laughter to so many.

    My sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family and friends, including all of the cast and crew from The Partridge Family.

    Hopefully, these condolences will be forwarded to his family. Wishing them peace and comfort at this very difficult time.
    Lydia

  7. maria straub
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    I loved Dave Madden. He was an ordinary guy who just made you feel at ease. Russell Johnson also died today. Both are losses for those of us who grew up in the 70′s.

  8. Kerry
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    My deepest sympathy to all…

    Peace,
    Kerry

  9. Kathy Marie
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    I am deeply saddened and in tears by this news. My heartfelt sympathy & prayers go out to his wife, children, friends, relatives, and last, but not least, David, Shirley, Susan, Danny, Brian, Jeremy, and Suzanne. I LOVE YOU ALL.

    Love & Hugs,
    Kathy Marie from PA

  10. Linda
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    Dave Madden brought joy to all who watched his performances. I send my sympathies to his family and friends for the joy they have lost in their lives with his passing. God Bless.
    Linda(in Canada)

  11. Heidi
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 2:20 am | Permalink

    Sorry to hear the news of Dave Madden’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and to everyone that worked with him. Will miss Dave Madden. :(

  12. Loni
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 2:28 am | Permalink

    RIP, Dave Madden. You brought so much laughter and joy. My prayers go out to his family and to the cast and crew of the Partridge Family.

  13. Lisa Dunlop (TEXAS)
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 2:59 am | Permalink

    My hearts is sad and heavy. I pray that his family will be feel the comfort of God’s arms around them at this time.

    Watching Dave and Danny bicker “lovingly” was so much of what made “The Partridge Family” work.

    Lord, I can’t take anymore bad news right now. Praying for Dave Madden’s family and for David …both need peace, comfort, and reassurance of hope!!!

    Lisa Dunlop (TEXAS)

  14. D. Marie
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 3:09 am | Permalink

    RIP sweet, sweet Dave Madden. Life is so difficult to live sometimes.

  15. Lou Fracassi
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 3:46 am | Permalink

    My deepest condolences to Dave’s Family and Friends.

  16. Toni Leah Short
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 3:55 am | Permalink

    I’m so sorry for our loss ! He was a great actor and was funny! The Partridge Family would not have been the same! Love and prayers to his lived ones!
    Sincerily Toni

  17. Wenchie
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 4:21 am | Permalink

    Profoundly sad.
    My family lost my step-father last week from the wretchedness of Alzheimer’s. And today I feel l have lost a part of my childhood escape. RIP Dave Madden. I know you are part of this woman’s memory, so you live within me as well as so many others, esp PF fans.

    God Speed….

    • Joanne Johnson
      Posted January 20, 2014 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

      Sorry to hear about your step-dad, Wenchie.

      I know you’ve talked of him a lot on these blog pages since I started visiting DC.com regularly. Especially since he shared the disease that David’s mom was battling in her final years.

      My sincere condolences to you, your mom and the rest of the family. Please have faith that although Alzheimer may have stolen memories of loved ones from your step-dad in his final years … he WILL remember you all again now.

      Peace to you … As you hold your memories of him close to you while you travel through your period of grief.

      Somethings that might help you and anyone else reading this who is going through grief (even lingering grief from the past that has not dissipated yet)…

      I’ve found meditation helps make grief a little less painful while going through it.

      Also you can try taking Nat Mur (Natrum muriaticum). It is HOMEOPATHIC … the best thing to take for grief. Most good health food stores will carry it in 30C … you can take that as directed 3 or 4 times a day. BUT I like 1M best when using it for grief. You will probably have to have them special order Nat Mur 1M. DO NOT take 1M as often (even though they may say so on the container). ONCE a day at the most and after 3 days in a row stop and wait and see for a week. (IF you are feeling better then don’t take again till needed)

      Nutrients most likely to become depleted from chronic stress are …
      B vitamins * vitamin C * zinc * magnesium
      Vitamin B1 and vitamin B5 are important nutrients for functioning of the adrenal glands – the most important glands in the fight against stress.
      Vitamin B6, folic acid, and vitamin C are important for the formation of chemicals called neurotransmitters that are necessary for balancing emotions.
      Vitamin B3 (in the form of niacinamide), and vitamin B12 (in the form of methylcobalamin) can help provide restful sleep.

      Foods to avoid during stress (grief is stressful for the body mind and emotions) …
      Coffee/Tea * Chocolate * Refined sugars/refined carbohydrates (sweets, pastries, cookies)
      also avoid at this time …
      Peanuts * Gluten * Dairy * Soy * Yeast * Eggs * Corn * Citrus *

      Try to do something physical every day … exercise helps with grief/stress. I know it is the winter but if you dress warm and get outside everyday for a walk … it would be good at this time. Even if you only have time for a very short walk … outside exercise is very good when grieving.

      I like to visit the near by horse stables and play my guitar for them when I;m feeling down. Sometimes I can’t for very long though … it’s hard to play the guitar with gloves on and we can get weather that is so cold here that my hands rebel after a short while because they are freezing. BUT … figure out what helps you … hobbies … cooking … whatever and do that often … even if only for 10 minutes because you can’t find the time for more. ALSO schedule in things that help with stress … a warm bath with epsom salts (a good way to get extra needed magnesium … if aches and pains going away it could have been a magnesium deficiency) … and whatever else helps. Often if we do not schedule our needs into our day we never get to them.

      And of course listen to good music … you can gather up all the David Cassidy and PF albums and keep them by the CD player or in the car and enjoy listening. And if you work there are always headphones if there is already music playing at the office and you can’t really play whatever you want to listen to.

      Try whatever suggestions above you can … you don’t have to do everything.

      Hope the above helps you and anyone else grieving at this time including friends and family of Dave madden who might read this.

      God Bless …
      Joanne J (NY state)

      • Joanne Johnson
        Posted January 20, 2014 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

        I mention the foods you should AVOID above … but sometimes its easier to start ADDING in the FOODS YOU SHOULD EAT and then try eliminating the BAD foods after you are eating the GOOD ones for awhile.

        So-o-o-o-o-o-o-o …

        Foods to Eat That Can Help Alleviate Stress / Ease Grief …

        Eat whole foods rich in Minerals and B Vitamins.

        Green leafy vegetables …
        Romaine lettuce, Kale, Collard greens, Spinach, Parsley (its good for you its not just a plate garnish at restaurants … cut it up small and mix it in salads)

        Whole grains …
        Brown Rice, Quinoa, Oats, Teff

        Raw or dry-roasted nuts and seeds…
        Almonds, Walnuts, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds

        Cooked beans – a rich source of magnesium (a vital stress-relief mineral).

        Eat cruciferous (cabbage family) vegetables that support enzymes that metabolize stress hormones more readily…
        Cabbage, Kale, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts.

        Fish or fish oils rich in omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce the stress response.

        Consume natural-sedative foods or beverages an hour before bed…
        Oats, Warm Goats Milk, Protein sources high in the amino acid tryptophan (Goat Cheese, Meat, Turkey, etc.), chamomile tea

        • Melissa
          Posted January 21, 2014 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

          That’s what you call real hands on advice and excellent nutrition. Thank you Joanne. I also follow the music part, as PF music has always been a great anti-depressant. x

  18. Shirley
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    RIP Dave Madden (aka Reuben Kincaid)… very sad news.

  19. Kelly
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    From all that I’ve read over the years about Mr. Madden, he was a wonderful and highly respected man. He was a pleasure to watch on The Partridge Family. My deepest condolences to Mr. Cassidy, Ms. Jones, Ms. Dey, Mr. Bonaduce, Mr. Gelbwaks, Mr. Forster and Ms. Crough. Thanks to all of you for the great entertainment you provided and continue to provide.

    • Kelly
      Posted January 17, 2014 at 5:10 am | Permalink

      And of course my thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Madden’s family and friends.

  20. Vicki Alvarez
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    I’m so sorry to hear of Dave Maddens passing. May he be at peace and free from pain and his family find the strength to get thru this most difficult time. David I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend. Prayers and love to all who are saddend at this time.

    Vicki Wilson Alvarez(Iowa)

  21. Monika Elzenbaumer
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    He was a wonderful man and an asset to the Partridge Family! My best wishes to the family! He Rest now in Peace!

  22. Doris
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 6:36 am | Permalink

    I send my heartfelt sympathy to his wife, children, family and friends
    and to the Partridge Family team – especially to Danny Bonaduce who
    always seemed to have a special relationship with him.

  23. Sarah Carr
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    I am sorry for the loss of Dave Madden. He was a great actor.

  24. Christine
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    Thank you for posting my two favourite photos of Dave. We played “Fellini, Bergman and Partridge” as a tribute to him tonight…probably my all time favourite PF ep. My daughters and I stood and applauded when his credit came up…Dave made me laugh as a kid and all through to my adult years, and then did the same for my daughters, and I thank him for that…what a gift…I felt sad hearing the news today, but he will always be remembered… :^)

  25. Mary Wrigley
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Oh no. We all LOVED Dave. What a great picture to post — that scene with the ballerina costume is a classic Partridge Family moment. Sympathies to Dave’s family — he has given us a lot of laughs during his career — from Laugh In to the Partridge Family.

  26. sheila owens
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Please send me deepest condolences to David Madden’s family and friends. He was a gentleman and gentle man.
    Sheila (UK)

  27. Tina Reiffer-Sommer
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    My condolences to Dave’s family.

  28. Donna Marie
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you. God bless you David, you’re very special. RIP Dave!

  29. Donna Marie
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you. God bless you David, you’re very special. Praying for Dave’s wife and children. #Godspeace for all of us.

  30. Posted January 17, 2014 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    I am sorry to hear about Dave Madden passing and my mind goes out to David too. To lose a friend is always difficul and he is not in the best conditions to hearing such sad news right now. My prayers and sincerest condolences to the family of that amazing actor, also to his friends.

  31. Lorna Keogh
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    I’m so sorry to hear that Dave passed away. He was so funny in the partridge family show, and he will be missed greatly, sleep in peace Dave x

  32. Claudia
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    It’s a sad news. He was a very funny guy who gave us moments of great joy. May God embrace his family and give them peace at this difficult time. My condolences to family and friends.
    I think of a friend in particular: David. And how much will be difficult for him, that loss at that time. May God give him the strength to face it. God bless and protect my beloved David, always.
    God bless friends and family of Dave Madden.

    Claudia (from Brazil)

  33. Posted January 17, 2014 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    I just want to express my condolences to the Madden Family. Dave was a good actor and a good man.

  34. Sarah
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    so sad about passing of Dave Madden.He was awesome man.Great actor.sad…miss he is.god bless you Dave Madden.rip Dave.

  35. Vicky
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    rip Dave Madden u will be missed deepest condlences to your fmily

  36. sara
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    the 70s dave,
    we did rave,
    had a laugh,
    it was not all bad,

    in heaven now,
    raise a glass,
    at gods side,
    you reside,

    thank you dave,
    for the joy you gave,
    rest in peace,
    the angel will keep,
    you safe by her side,
    in heavens arms that opened wide,

  37. Laura
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    My deepest condolences to Dave Maddens family – sorry to hear about their loss.

  38. Posted January 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Dave was a great friend. I got to talk with him last week. His illness was serious but he wasn’t. We had a couple of good laughs as I reminded him of some of the silliness we shared.

    David, remember the Malibu house? Those weekends were a lot of fun. Except once when Dave and I took Danny back to the LA apartment. Dave’s back was out so I carried him in. Dave was a real gift for Danny, given all the challenges he had growing up.

  39. Georgia Scruggs
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Dave Madden. My prayers are with the family.

  40. Cheree' Batchelor
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    My sympathies go out to Dave Madden’s family and to the “Partridge Family” members. All of us who grew up in the 1970′s grew up with this family at the same time. I still watch it now and I am 52.

    Cheree’ Batchelor
    Sacramento CA

  41. Cathy
    Posted January 17, 2014 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    Dave was part of the good, clean fun that used to entertain us and keep us happy back in the seventies. So sad to hear of his passing. When I heard the news that he was gone, I felt like it was the end of an era. God bless you, Dave. You were part of many happy memories for me and all my friends.

  42. Chris Barnes
    Posted January 18, 2014 at 1:19 am | Permalink

    Another TV icon from my childhood has left the planet..RIP “Mr. Kinkade”

    • Kelly
      Posted January 18, 2014 at 6:48 am | Permalink

      Reuben Kincaid was a terrific character. He and the Partridges had great chemistry.

  43. Toni Leah Short
    Posted January 18, 2014 at 3:49 am | Permalink

    I’m so very sorry to hear of Mr. Madden’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all who loved him.
    Sincerly, Toni

  44. Dorothy Castaneda
    Posted January 18, 2014 at 5:33 am | Permalink

    Mr Madden was a very good actor, his humor was right on spot, it added to the chemistry of a group of talented people who made that one of the best shows of it’s time, great music, funny and sometimes alittle serious, but not too serious.! my prayers go out to Mrs. Madden and family

  45. Joanne Johnson
    Posted January 18, 2014 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    I was so sorry to hear of Dave Madden’s passing. His comedy talents were enjoyed by so many of us over the years … he will be greatly missed. His comedy scenes with Danny the first year … it was as if they were an old time comedy team that had been working together for ages … right from the first episodes. Others on the show would grow some quite impressive comedy chops over the years … but these two started out right out of the gate as if they had been working together polishing their comedy duo timing for years before the first episode. Yet in actuality they had just met.

    Thanks for the many smiles and laughs you gave us over the years Dave … we will think of you whenever we watch and laugh. And although we may not have known you in real life … behind the comedy talent seemed to lie a very nice man.

    So may I extend my sympathies to David at this time… and also ALL the rest of Dave Madden’s TV family from his years on the Partridge set. And of course to his wife Sandra and to the children … may you find the comfort you need at this time in one another who remain here to carry on. Remember him and smile … he would have wanted it that way.

    The TWO DAVES of the Partridge Family …
    David Cassidy and Dave Madden not only share their years together on the ’70s hit TV show ‘The Partridge Family’ …but… both of them got their first big acting break in a big time project – doing Allan Sherman projects… Dave Madden in “Camp Runamuck” on NBC in the mid 1960s – a sitcom which was inspired by Allan Sherman’s hit comedy record “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh” and David Cassidy in “Fig Leaves Are Falling” a Broadway Musical in the late 1960s that was written by Allan Sherman.

    … a little pre-Partridge trivia.

    Anyway …
    I thought I’d post a couple of quotes of Dave Madden’s …

    ~ ~ ~
    In an interview with pluggedin.com, Dave Madden said …

    “Well I’ve always said that fame and fortune – the two things that one seems to go after when they go into show business … was not at all what it was cracked up to be as far as I was concerned. I found fame to be somewhat of a prison. The more famous you were, the smaller the cell that you had to live in.”

    ~ ~ ~
    and … In a 2009 interview with CmonGetHappy.com, Dave said of The Partridge Family…

    “It promoted non-offensive rock music, first of all. Even I liked the music on that show, and I was considerably older, having grown up with Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald. So I suspect it had broad appeal for adults as well as kids for the music alone. Then, of course, it was squeaky clean. I can’t think of an episode that would have been offensive to anybody. Everybody, I was told, would’ve liked to have had Shirley [Jones] as their mother because she was kind of an idealistic mother—a sweet lady, not like the battle-axes that might show up on some sitcoms now.”

    ~ ~ ~

    Dave Madden was one of the great talents from a time in TV comedy when LAUGHTER REALLY WAS THE BEST MEDICINE … not as true today I’m afraid … comedy does not have the healing power it once had for the most part these days. But in years gone by when we were going through tough times and we needed a good laugh to ease the pain … we could always count on Dave Madden to fill the prescription for us. So thanks comedy doc Dave … for the memories and the laughs.

    And to David Cassidy and the rest of the PF cast who also worked so hard to make us laugh and smile … may we say thank you, too.
    As Judy Garland used to sing … Forget Your Troubles … C’mon Get Happy. That is what PF did so well for so many of us … and in the end when you get down to it what greater gift can entertainment bring to its viewers then an escape from negative emotions when you are down.

    When something can make you smile and laugh when you felt more like frowning or crying before you watched it … well, isn’t that what great entertainment is all about? The little emotional lift one needs to go back into the world and face our problems with a new energy. And unlike drugs or alcohol you don’t have to worry about being pulled over by a cop for laughing too much (even if you are driving while laughing). The GIFT of LAUGHTER … not a bad legacy for a show biz career.

    David Cassidy was blessed with two great managers starting out in the BIZ … Ruth Aarons his real life manager and his TV alter ego Keith Partridge’s manager, Reuben Kincaid (Dave Madden) … sadly now they’re both gone. But they will remain in our memory and live on there.

    … rest in peace … Dave

    Joanne J. (New York state)

    … and David … hang in there … we know you are going through some tough stuff right now. Everything is going to be OK if you just hang in there and travel though the tough stuff. It’s always darkest before the dawn.

  46. cw windt
    Posted January 18, 2014 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    May Dave RIP. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. May G-d bless all of them. >3 >3

  47. Katherine Chapman
    Posted January 18, 2014 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    GOD BE WITH HIS WIFE SANDRA AT
    THIS DIFFICULT TIME! HE HAD A GREAT CAREER AND WAS A VERY FUNNY MAN!

  48. Rhonda Cantu
    Posted January 19, 2014 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    I remember Dave Madden on R&M Laugh In. My parents would watch it every week and then the next time I saw him was on the Partridge Family. Thanks Dave for the great entertainment. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

  49. Georgette
    Posted January 19, 2014 at 5:22 am | Permalink

    David
    Do you remember this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-txx4UB39Y
    …………………………………love georgette

  50. Cecilia
    Posted January 19, 2014 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Cecilia Salerno Junkins ▶ David Cassidy
    Thursday at 7:59pm
    Please send my condolances to the Madden family. I grew up with Dave with Laugh-in and The Partridge Family TV shows. I will truly cherish my DVD’s I have of him. I will miss him so much. Loved him and you.
    Cecilia Salerno Junkins

  51. Kenneth Blaker
    Posted January 19, 2014 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    I am so saddened by the death of Dave Madden. Such a nice and kind man. He will always be a part of my growing up. RIP Dave you will be missed! :-(

  52. marta cordero
    Posted January 19, 2014 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    these are really sad, sad, news, thanks dave madden for all the happiness you gave us

  53. marta cordero
    Posted January 19, 2014 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    these are really sad, sad, news, thanks dave madden for all the happiness you gave us, we’re gonna miss you a lot.

  54. Posted January 19, 2014 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    Dear David Madden, rest in peace.

    Your smile and joy are our comfort.
    And also, the most precious memory,that you could leave us.

    Thoughts and prayers to David Madden and his family.
    With Love,

    Gueeva

  55. Bob
    Posted January 19, 2014 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    My deepest sympathy to Dave’s Family. I allows enjoyed his character on the Partridge Family.

  56. carmela maggio
    Posted January 20, 2014 at 4:34 am | Permalink

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Dave Madden. I loved him on the Partridge Family
    and you all were so good together on the show . My prayers are with the Madden
    family. Dave Madden will always be dearly missed . He was a talented man .

    Carmela Maggio
    Maggiomi@aol.com

  57. Monika Elzenbaumer
    Posted January 21, 2014 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    My best wishes in this sad time and my sympathy go out to Daves family! He was so a wonderful,funny and talented man! I enjoyed him so much in the Partrighe Family and David, he and Danny was so awesome together and it was always a good laugh with those 3! I think Dave had a fullfilled life and he will be always in our hearts, they love him as an human being!
    David it is a taff time with all the stuff to came over for you ! My heart goes out for this all you must endure but I wish you all the best and I hope you can get all the help you need and you really come away from the alcohol and that you find again to yourself and your Divine way and can be happy! Love you!

    Moni <3

  58. Melissa
    Posted January 21, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    My heart goes out to Dave Madden’s family and friends. This loss has hurt me, because I grew up with The Partridge Family, a fun family show, that somehow became my escape and my joy. Dave together with Danny were such a fun loving combination, akin to something like a Dennis the menace with his next door neighbor. In this case, Danny, the ‘big’ little boy and the “depressed’ bachelor, cranky yet loving, made us all laugh. How often did I think he should have been cast as the next Mr Partridge. Anyway, I grew up watching “Laugh In” as well, a very funny show in the late 60′s or early 70′s. Dave was a wonderful person, his warmth was so transparent and though I’ve never met him, I felt I knew him. Many whom have met him and knew him, say he was truly genuine. He’s exactly as I imaged him to be, a kind warm, all around fun loving nice guy. <3 Will be so very much missed. God bless you Dave Madden, see you on the flip side <3

    • Susi Florence
      Posted January 29, 2014 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

      I totally agree. Dave Madden was a sincere, very kind man it seemed. On the show he must have been in his 40′s. Mature, fatherly sort of man. They just don’t make em like that any more.

  59. Posted January 22, 2014 at 1:16 am | Permalink

    Thank you for posting. Lotsa love and prayers for the family of Dave Madden. <3

  60. Sonia Bonitch
    Posted January 22, 2014 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    RIP Dave Madden great actor

  61. Janice Hitt
    Posted January 22, 2014 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    My sincere condolences to the family of Dave (Reuben Kincaid). My God uplift you and your family. Jan

  62. Ramona Goebel
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    Farewell Dave. You are a wonderful actor and men. My prayers go out to Dave`s family and also to Danny, Shirley, David, Susan, Suzanne and Brian.
    Good bless
    Mona

  63. Florence Banda
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Dave was the ‘unsung hero’ of that show, in my opinion. What a talent! And he seemed to be such a nice, upstanding, sincere, kind person. He is following the path laid for him, and I believe he is at peace.

  64. Ron Melton
    Posted January 30, 2014 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    One of the best Dave. We’ll miss you!

  65. Eileen
    Posted January 31, 2014 at 2:58 am | Permalink

    Thanks for all he laughter Dave, your humour helped shape my growing years, you had a lightness of being and may your light shine on from the other side now.
    My sincere sympathy goes out to your wife and family I am truly sad for your loss.

    My Dear David C. Hang on to your soul dear one, this loss cannot be easy for you: sending you much love and light

    From Eileen

  66. Joanne Johnson
    Posted February 5, 2014 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    Hi DAVID … & Everyone …

    I thought I’d post a YOUTUBE link here for a song called …
    “FROM THE INSIDE” written by Artie Wayne

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvmwNdCpdIA

    It’s from 1975 … DC’s dedicated web master from downunder — JANE … might remember it. Because it was a Top Ten hit in Austrailia for singer Marcia Hines.

    I thought it would be appropriate for David’s blog because there is a David Cassidy connection here with the songwriter. The songwriter is a gentleman named Artie Wayne (well, he was actually born Wayne Kent the “Artie Wayne” name is his showbiz name).

    Anyway … He has TWO connections to DC music-wise …

    The first is …
    …at the Tokyo Music Festival in 1974, Wayne found a song from South African songwriter Terry Dempsey, “Daydreamer”, and brought it to David. DC’s recording of that song sold over 5 million units worldwide.

    The second is …
    …Wayne gave Tony Romeo (yes that Tony Romeo … I Think I Love You, and so many more PF & DC songs) Artie Wayne gave Tony his first job as a songwriter in the music biz back in the early ’60s. The music business is tough and even talented people can get discouraged if it takes too long to get a break. So we can thank Wayne for opening the door for Tony so that he could be in the right place at the right time to be able to contribute so many songs to DCs career in those first years back in the ’70s.

    Anyway a little about the song “FROM THE INSIDE”…
    Wayne wrote the song after his grandmother died. It is the first song he wrote after coming back from her funeral. The song was inspired by the words his grandmother always told him when he was growing up…

    “Go on now …
    You can do it.
    It’s only life…
    There’s nothin’ to it!!
    Just the seein’ through it …
    From the Inside”.
    ~~ Words of Inspiration from Grandmother of (songwriter) Artie Wayne

    Since David has been going through a lot of losses over the past couple of years. And a lot of struggles. I thought it might be the right song for what he is going through right now. Of the songs Artie Wayne has written … this one is my favorite … and it came to Wayne out of the pain of losing his grandmother. BUT … She lives on in the lyrics of his song and her words continued to guide him after her time here on planet earth was over.

    Life may seem tough right now DAVID … but …

    “Go on now …
    You can do it.
    It’s only life…
    There’s nothin’ to it!!
    Just the seein’ through it …
    From the Inside”.

    Much LOVE and GOD BLESS …
    Joanne J (from David’s home state of New York)

    PS:
    Hey and maybe if you need another song for the album you are recording … this might be right for you with all you’ve been going through over recent years. A word change here … a word change there (the original lyrics were NOW instead of girl when Wayne wrote it but a girl recorded it so … you can change it back) and then put your MUSICAL THUMB PRINT on it and make it ALL your own.

    … Just a thought.
    (If you need up to date contact information for Artie Wayne… drop me a line) …
    jcjohnsong@gmail.com

    Song Lyrics …
    “FROM THE INSIDE” by Artie Wayne

    VERSE I:
    Like a star in the midnight sky
    Your love was there to guide me
    When I was weak too weak to try
    You’d be there right there beside me
    Urging me on
    And makin’ me strong

    You kept on saying …

    CHORUS:
    “Go on now …
    You can do it.
    It’s only life…
    There’s nothin’ to it!!
    It’s just the seein’ through it …
    From the Inside

    VERSE II:
    I spread my wings and left the nest
    Swearing nothing would get by me
    Tasted love and I tasted life
    But not enough to satisfy me
    You’re urging me on
    And makin’ me strong

    You kept on saying …

    CHORUS:
    “Go on now …
    You can do it.
    It’s only life…
    There’s nothin’ to it!!
    It’s just the seein’ through it …
    From the Inside
    …From the Inside…

    VERSE III:
    Like a star in the midnight sky
    That fades into the morning
    I came back to show you I could fly
    But you had gone without a warning
    But your living on
    And makin’ me strong

    I heard you saying …

    CHORUS:
    Go on now …
    You can do it.
    It’s only life…
    There’s nothin’ to it!!
    It’s just the seein’ through it …
    From the Inside

    Repeats and fades …

  67. Waltraud Sangl
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    My I offer you my sincere condolences!

    from Waltraud
    (Germany)

  68. Karen Watmough
    Posted February 9, 2014 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    We are really sadden to hear about the death of Dave Madden, condolences to the families. may he R.I.P.

  69. Maria Phillips (UK)
    Posted February 22, 2014 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    So sad to hear of Dave Maddens passing. Sincere condolences to his family, friends, and all who loved him. I lost my dad to cancer three days after Dave Madden passed away and grief affects us all in different ways. Hang on in there and remember the good times.
    Keep strong David C. Keep up your excellent work with Alzheimer’s – I lost my Mum to this dreadful disease on my birthday in October 2012.
    Those we love and have lost for whatever reason are looking down on us and will always be with us, in our hearts, souls and minds. God Bless. X

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