David Crosby death: Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash musician dies aged 81

David Crosby  (2020 Invision)
David Crosby (2020 Invision)

David Crosby has died at the age of 81 “after a long illness”.

The musician was a founding member of the hugely popular Sixties groups, the Byrds and Crosby, as well as Crosby, Stills & Nash.

In a statement given to Variety, Crosby’s wife, Jan Dance, said: “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 those he touched.”

The statement continued: “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.”

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