dave madden dies partrdige family 'The Partridge Family's' Dave Madden dies at 82: See Reuben Kincaid meet the PartridgesActor Dave Madden, best known as band manager Reuben Kincaid on the 1970s sitcom “The Partridge Family,” has died.

Madden, 82, died Thursday (Jan. 16) after a long illness, TMZ reports.

Madden played the harried manager of the Partridge Family on the ABC series, which ran from 1970-74. Prior to that, he was a regular performer on “Laugh-In,” and he followed his “Partridge” stint with a semi-regular role on “Alice” and a host of TV guest appearances.

His death came on the same day as that of another classic-sitcom star, Russell Johnson of “Gilligan’s Island.”

Below, watch the first half of the “Partridge Family” pilot episode; Madden’s first appearance comes around the 9-minute mark. Also, take a listen to “The Ballad of Reuben Kincaid” by indie band The Moses Gun.