An agent confirmed to TMZ that the actor died of congestive heart and kidney failure on Thursday morning.
ABC's "The Partridge Family" ran from 1970 to 1974. The sitcom was about a widowed mother, played by Shirley Jones, and her five musically gifted children who later formed a band. Madden played the role of Reuben Kincaid, the band's manager and a grumpy one at that, who regularly clashed with Danny the bassist, played by Danny Bonaduce.
“His relationship with Danny Bonaduce is what made the show work,” Shirley Jones told the New York Times on Thursday.
Jones added that in spite of her tough role, Madden did in fact love kids. Danny Bonaduce even said that Madden once served as his surrogate father during his troubled teenage years.
Dave Madden is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.
Born on December 17, 1931 in Ontario, Canada, Madden became interested in magic and later worked it into his comedy craft. He was also a joke editor for a school paper in high school and later joined the U.S. Air Force. He got his first experience as an entertainer when he was assigned in Libya, cracking jokes in camp shows. Madden later got a degree in communications at the University of Miami. His first real acting stint was on the sitcom "Camp Runamuck.”
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