Former child star Suzanne Crough, who played the tambourine-shaking Tracy Partridge throughout the show’s run from 1970 to 1974, has died. She was 52 (which just sounds IMPOSSIBLE). Nevada’s Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said an autopsy was scheduled Wednesday, but that a finding of the cause and manner of her death would remain pending the results of forensic laboratory testing.
Crough had been out of the limelight for several decades. Her last role was in the TV movie Children of Divorce, 1980.
In 1993, she told People her journey proved some child stars could leave the lure of Hollywood and go on to live a normal life.
“There is life after acting,” Crough told the magazine.
In 2010 she appeared on Today Show alongside several of her Partridge costarsand and revealed was working as a manager at an Office Max in Arizona.
Crough leaves behind her husband, their two daughters– Samantha and Alexandra— and a granddaughter.
And now let’s all hold hands and sing the Partridge Family’s seminal 1970 hit (and Karaoke standard) “I Think I Love You.”