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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 11:32 PM

The Partridge Family Creator Bernard Slade Has Died at 89

Canadian-American writer Bernard Slade has died at the age 89.

Slade, who was best known for creating the TV series The Partridge Family and the Broadway play Same Time, Next Year, died peacefully at his home Wednesday in Beverly Hills from complications of Lewy Body Dementia, PEOPLE confirms.

Born as Bernard Slade Newbound on May 2, 1930, Slade pursued acting at an early age, appearing in over 200 plays on stage, radio and television. He eventually found writing to be his calling and went on to write over 100 TV shows, ranging from variety sketches to panel shows to soap operas.

After Moving from Toronto to Los Angeles in 1964, Slade’s first major writing job in Hollywood was on BeWitched, for which he wrote 17 episodes. He went on to write for television classics such as Love on a Rooftop, The Flying Nun, Bridget Love Bernie, The Girl With Something Extra and The Partridge Family. He is widely credited with launching the careers of Partridge Family stars David Cassidy, Susan Dey and Danny Bonaduce.

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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 11:49 PM

1. welp RIP to him and bad tv

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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:10 AM

2. Isn't that what Robin Williams had too?

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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:22 AM

3. Yes, he did. n/t

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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 12:41 AM

4. He didn't even know he had it

He thought he had Parkinson's...(which generally doesn't cause dementia)
Very sad...He had symptoms for only a year and it progressed rapidly.

In an essay published in the journal Neurology two years after his death, Schneider revealed that the pathology of Lewy body disease in Williams was described by several doctors as among the worst pathologies they had seen. She described the early symptoms of his disease as beginning in October 2013. Williams' initial condition included a sudden and prolonged spike in fear and anxiety, stress, sleeplessness and insomnia; which worsened in severity to include memory loss, paranoia, and delusions. According to Schneider, "Robin was losing his mind and he was aware of it ... He kept saying, 'I just want to reboot my brain.'"[9]

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