Dave Madden Dead: Partridge Family's Reuben Kincaid Dies at 82

Celebrity News Jan. 16, 2014 AT 5:00PM
Dave Madden in 1973 on The Partridge Family Partridge Family star Dave Madden, who played the family's manager Reuben Kincaid on the hit 1970s sitcom, died Thursday, Jan. 16 at the age of 82. Credit: ABC

Rest in peace, Dave Madden. The Partridge Family alum, who rose to fame in the 1970s for his role as the onscreen band's manager Reuben Kincaid, died Thursday, Jan. 16 at the age of 82. 

Madden's former agent told TMZ the Canadian-born actor died of "congestive heart and kidney failure" Thursday morning in Florida.

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On The Partridge Family, Madden's character was oftentimes aggravated by the antics of the onscreen family's children -- particularly by redheaded terror Danny, who was played by Danny Bonaduce, now 54.

Bonaduce tweeted Thursday evening, "Dave Madden was a great guy & like family to me. He taught me to drive a car when I was 10. One of many great memories. I'll truly miss him."

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In his lifetime, Madden also served in the United States Air Force, Special Services. According to his IMDb page, he once performed a magic show back in the '50s for King Idris I of Libya, the ruler at the time.

After The Partridge Family ended in 1974, the actor went on to land a role in classic sitcom Alice. He also made guest appearances on later shows shows like Starsky and Hutch, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (as Dr. Hans Egglehoffer) and Boy Meets World. His final acting credit was voiceover work in 2000's Adventures in Odyssey: The Last Days of Eugene Meltsner.

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Following his retirement, Madden wrote about his Hollywood experiences in Reuben on Wry: The Memoirs of Dave Madden.

He is survived by his second wife Sandy Martin and two kids with first wife Nena Arnold, who passed away in 1985.

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