David Crosby, Co-Founder of Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Byrds, Dies at 81

He passed "after a long illness"

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Jan 19, 2023

David Crosby — the American singer-songwriter and musician who was a founding member of foundational 1960s rock outfits Crosby, Stills & Nash (later Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) and the Byrds — has died. Crosby's passing was confirmed by his family, though a cause of death was not revealed. He was 81.

In a statement provided to Variety, Crosby's wife Jan Dance 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."

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