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David Cassidy's Ashes Are Still In Storage And His Ex-Girlfriend Is Furious

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It's been nearly nine months since David Cassidy's tragic passing from liver failure, but his family still hasn't done anything with his ashes.

While some families might have difficulty parting with the last remaining piece of their loved one, Cassidy's ex-girlfriend Maura Rossi is enraged his ashes have been stored at a cremation unit this entire time.

Rossi believes her former partner's family is up to no good, and have already forgotten about him. She said they're dishonoring his memory by leaving his ashes untouched.

The late 67-year-old's former flame said she's been shunned by his loved ones following Cassidy's death, and her despair over the situation has hindered her ability to eat or sleep.

David Cassidy and Maura Rossi
David Cassidy and Maura RossiWilfredo Lee / Associated Press)

Although The Patridge Family star didn't have a great relationship with all of his family members, it looks like Rossi's allegations might be unfounded.

According to TMZ, the Cassidys had planned to wait until the summer to scatter his ashes at the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs.

The location was near and dear to Cassidy's heart, as he was an avid horse racing fan throughout his life, and even bred and owned several racehorses of his own.

Following his passing, horse trainer Arthur Silvera went into detail about Cassidy's deep affection for the animals.

"He had so much passion for horses and horse racing," Silvera told Thoroughbred Daily News last November.

"I felt quite honored he had me name a few of his horses. The first I named for him was Angel In Harlem after the U2 song," the horse trainer added. "Another one was Summer In Saratoga, which I think kind of summed up his fondness for the venue."

Although it's unclear on when Cassidy's ashes will be scattered, it's speculated the deed will be done when Saratoga hosts the "David Cassidy Memorial Race" on August 18.

However this isn't the first time Cassidy's been honored in the horse racing industry. He was previously recognized at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, where he has a bench bearing his name.

If you were to be cremated, where would you want your ashes scattered?

And David Cassidy wasn't the only one who had a penchant for horses. Take a look at these incredible stories on stallions:

[H/T: Daily Mail, TMZ]

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