To soften the blow, The Guardian (UK) brought back an article from 2012 by Emma Freud about her teenage crush on David and how it all came full circle when she was an adult writing for them. Why do I mention it now? Because of the Christmas surprise it contains - it's a sweet, nostalgic story that, read now, is rather melancholy, but shows that celebrities are people, too - read it below:
During the four years the series was on the air, they did have a few Christmas episodes. Here is a clip from one of them, with guest star Dean Jagger:
Also, for those of you who aren't aware of it (I wasn't until I read his obituary), the Cassidy bloodline continues on TV to this day, as his daughter Katie Cassidy can be seen every week on the CW's Legends of Tomorrow TV series as Laurel Lance/Black Canary.