‘Partridge’ star’s cause of death: Suzanne Crough Cause Of Death

Published: August 14, 2015

‘Partridge’ star’s cause of death: Suzanne Crough Cause Of Death, Former child actress Suzanne Crough who starred on the Partridge Family died in April of a rare heart condition, in was revealed today.

Crough, best known for her role as the tambourine-playing Tracy Partridge on the hit 1970s sitcom, succumbed at age 52 to arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) – a condition that affect 1 in 5,000 people.

According to information from the Cleveland Clinic, ARVD is a rare form of cardiomyopathy in which the heart muscle of the right ventricle is replaced by fat or fibrous tissue. The right ventricle is dilated and contracts poorly. As a result, the ability of the heart to pump blood is weakened.

The Clark County, Nevada, coroner revealed the cause of Suzanne Crough’s death to the entertainment news website The Wrap Thursday, four month after her sudden passing at her Nevada home.

The cause of the rare illness is unknown, but in 30-50 per cent of cases it runs in the family.

Crough is survived by her husband of nearly 30 years, William Condray, their two daughters, Samantha and Alexandra, and one-year-old granddaughter, Evelena.

She was last seen on TV in 2010 when she reunited with some of her Partridge Family co-stars on the Today show.

She said then that she had ‘a normal job’ working as a manager at an Office Max store.

Crough was just seven when she was picked to join the cast of the sitcom that made stars of David Cassidy, Susan Dey and Danny Bonaduce.

The show was about a widowed working class mom, played by Shirley Jones, who was persuaded by her five kids to form a musical group.

Soon the family was traveling around in a brightly-painted bus and having hits with songs that they originated in their garage.

The show was an instant hit and the first song released as a single and sung by David Cassidy – I Think I Love You – sold five million copies in 1970 and topped the billboard charts.

Reuniting with Cassidy, Bonaduce and Brian Forster on Today, Crough confirmed she never sang for real on the show, joking, ‘I was very good at being Milli Vanilli.’

The Partridge Family ended its run in 1974 with the final episode broadcast on March 23 that year.


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