We are saddened to announce that David Crosby, one of the co-founders of iconic music groups THE BYRDS and CROSBY, STILLS & NASH (later CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG), has passed away at the age of 81.
His wife released a following statement: “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. 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 double inductee to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, being recognized for his work both in the trailblazing folk-rock outfit THE BYRDS, which is where he initially achieved fame, and the iconic CROSBY, STILLS & NASH.
Crosby was a part of some of the most influential concerts in rock history, such as Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock, and the Altamont Free Concert. He was also an extremely active collaborator, having worked with Bob Dylan, members of the GRATEFUL DEAD, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, and many other famous names.