We are sad to report that yet another death in the world of music has occurred today. Legendary singer-songwriter David Crosby has died. We pray the best for Mr. Crosby’s family and friends at this time.
According to Ultimate Guitar, The American singer-songwriter / guitarist David Crosby has passed away “after a long illness”. He was 81 years old.
Crosby’s wife confirmed the sad news in a statement published by Variety, but the official cause of death was not confirmed. The statement reads:
“It is with great sadness after a long illness, that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has passed away. He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate Jan and son Django. Although he is no longer here with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us. His legacy will continue to live on through his legendary music. Peace, love, and harmony to all who knew David and to those he touched. We will miss him dearly. At this time, we respectfully and kindly ask for privacy as we grieve and try to deal with our profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers.”
David Crosby was a founding member of seminal 1960s rock outfits such as Crosby, Stills & Nash (later Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) and the Byrds. He also enjoyed a long and highly successful solo career later in life.