Christina Applegate, Melissa Etheridge and more pay tribute to 'Stills and Nash' founder David Crosby

Christina Applegate, Melissa Etheridge and more pay tribute to 'Stills and Nash' founder David Crosby
Christina Applegate, Melissa Etheridge, and more pay tribute to David Crosby (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Critics Choice Association, Monica Schipper/Getty Images, Amy Sussman/Getty Images for dcp)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: David Crosby, who was a founding member of both 'The 'Byrds' and 'Crosby, Stills & Nash' died at the age of 81 on Thursday, January 19, 2023. Crosby had a long career and it all began in 1965 when he got his first number-one hit. The news shook the fans and his musician friends alike because he was active on Twitter a day before his death. Crosby adopted a more personal life after he announce he would stop performing live in May 2022.

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The 81-year-old star was supported by his wife Jan Dance at the time of his death, and their son Django. Jan shared a public statement announcing the tragic news. She wrote, "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." Many celebrities, including his close friend Melissa Etheridge, came forth to remember the late singer.

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Musician David Crosby performs onstage during the International Myeloma Foundation's 7th Annual Comedy Celebration Benefiting The Peter Boyle Research Fund hosted by Ray Romano at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on November 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Musician David Crosby performs onstage during the International Myeloma Foundation's 7th Annual Comedy Celebration Benefiting The Peter Boyle Research Fund hosted by Ray Romano at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on November 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for IMF)

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The Doors, Melissa Etheridge, and more pay tribute to David Crosby

Christina Applegate wrote, "Tonight at 7pm PST my friends and neighborhood will howl and then blast CSN to honor this beautiful soul and legend. If you do this, please send me videos RIP David Crosby!! We love you." Johnny Cash's daughter Rosanne Cash who is also a singer tweeted, "I can't begin to say how influential Crosby, Stills and Nash were for me. I'm grateful David Crosby lived, and so very sad he's gone."



 

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Fellow band The Doors remembered Crosby and wrote, "The world has lost yet another ethereal fixture of the ‘60s peace and love movement; a legend within his own right, and every group he was a part of. Coming up in the same era as The Doors, David Crosby had the voice and song writing abilities that made him completely unique..." Another band Home Free tweeted, "It is with great sadness that we wish the iconic David Crosby a safe passage to the other side. We have always been inspired by his beautiful songwriting, and will never finish unpacking the layers to his music. Here’s our version of ‘Helplessly Hoping.'"

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Crosby's close frine Melissa Etheridge tweeted, "I am grieving the loss of my friend and Bailey’s biological father, David. He gave me the gift of family. I will forever be grateful to him, Django, and Jan. His music and legacy will inspire many generations to come. A true treasure." Brian Wilson, of The Beach Boys, tweeted, "I don’t know what to say other than I’m heartbroken to hear about David Crosby. David was an unbelievable talent - such a great singer and songwriter. And a wonderful person. I just am at a loss for words. Love & Mercy to David’s family and friends. Love, Brian"



 

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