"David had a wonderful sense of humor," his longtime friend, singer Kim Carnes, wrote in a Rolling Stone piece after his death. "He had the best laugh, the best smile and the biggest heart. His best friends were his friends he went to school with, and he always stayed close to the people that had been friends with him for years and years."
"He had a lot of really, really difficult times in his life, tragedies to deal with. Not just in being David Cassidy, teen star, and trying to make people believe he's more than that, but on a human level, on a family level. I think he was always searching for love."