Partridge Family fans were stunned when child star Suzanne Crough, who played the adorable tambourine-shaking Tracy on the show, died at the age of 52 on April 27. Though her death was sudden and seemingly unexplained, RadarOnline.com can now reveal the secret medical diagnosis that brought her to an early grave.
A spokesperson from the Clark County Coroner’s office told Radar exclusively that an autopsy has determined Crough suffered from heart disease and cardiomyopathy, an abnormal heart muscle. The medical examiner ruled the cause of the death to be natural.
Those close to Crough had no idea that she had a ticking time bomb in her chest. Her TV mom Shirley Jones, 81, previously told The ENQUIRER, “It’s absolutely devastation because she was so young. She had never been sick as far as I know.”
And her tearful husband William Condray, 55, told The ENQUIRER in May that the death was “sudden” because the mother of two did not suffer from any known medical condition.
Crough had become an overnight star playing Tracy on the 1970s hit, but was working as a manager at Office Max and struggling to make ends meet in her adult years. She was found unconscious on her living room couch in Laughlin, Nev. on April 27.