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Dave Madden aka Reuben Kincaid from ‘The Partridge Family’ dies at 82

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Sad news has come to the airways of hearing of the death of Dave Madden. Madden was a comic actor who played a music agent in the 1970s kit sitcom “The Partridge Family”.

Stories reported on Jan. 16 from TMZ, and the NY Times relate the cause of death was due to congestive heart and kidney failure. Madden passed away at the age of 82 in Fruit Cove, Florida.

Dave Madden shared the screen on the show with some other big names; Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Danny Bonaduce and Susan Dey. His presence gave the show added humor especially when Danny and he were in scenes together. Dave also portrayed a father figure in the show as well as in real life for Bonaduce.

He played many different roles in many different types of shows. Some of the other series he appeared on were “Barney Miller”, Bewitched”, “Happy Days”, “and Fantasy Island”, “The Love Boat”, “Alice and Laugh-In”. He also was the voice of Ram in the classic animation of “Charlotte’s Web”.

During the show his character was one of a child-hater but in real life he had a love for children. Madden is survived by his wife, Sandy and his daughter and son.

Your presence and talent has been enjoy for decades, rest in peace!

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