David Crosby’s Death: Melissa Etheridge: “He Gave Me the Gift of Family”
Two of Melissa Etheridge’s children benefited from the late musical legend’s sperm donation. On Thursday, Melissa Etheridge expressed her sorrow over the passing of David Crosby. The 81-year-old provided the sperm that allowed Etheridge to become pregnant. Etheridge stated, “I am mourning the loss of my friend and Bailey’s and Beckett’s biological father, David.
“He gave me my family as a gift. He, [son] Django, and [wife] Jan have and will always have my gratitude. Many future generations will be inspired by his music and legacy. a priceless treasure.”
Bailey, 25, and Beckett, who passed away from opioid addiction in 2020, were born to Etheridge and her then-partner Julie Cypher with the help of the Crosby, Stills & Nash singer.
In an interview with CNN’s Larry King Live at the beginning of 2000, Etheridge confirmed that Crosby was the donor for her and Cypher’s children.
Fans expressed their sympathies by flooding her social media platforms. Because of his significant conscious choice to father your son, you were the first person to come to mind when I learned of his demise, said one. “It’s tragic,” you say.
Etheridge also shares a son and a daughter with her ex-partner Tammy Lynn Michaels. An unidentified donor created the fraternal twins.
Following Beckett’s passing in 2020, Crosby issued a brief comment responding to a tweet that implied he had no touch with Beckett. Not true, he answered plainly.
His wife informed Variety of Crosby’s passing in a statement. After a protracted illness, our dear David (Croz) Crosby has died away, she remarked with deep regret.
“His soul partner Jan, his wife, and their kid Django were ecstatically surrounding him. Even though he is no longer among us, his kindness and humanity will serve as a constant example for us. Through his iconic songs, he will continue to leave a lasting legacy.”
She declared, “To everyone who knew David and the people he touched, peace, love, and harmony. He will be sorely missed. We respectfully and humbly request privacy at this time while we grieve and work to come to terms with our great loss. Thank you for your prayers and love.”
The rocker, who left a lasting impression on music from the 1960s and beyond, spoke up to PEOPLE in 2019 about his downs and ups and revealed that music kept him going no matter what.
Then, he responded, “It’s the only contribution I can offer. “Look, it’s becoming dark outside. There is no happiness in the world. An uplifting factor is music. Things improve thanks to music.”
A day before he passed, David Crosby tweeted that heaven is “overrated” and “cloudy.”
The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash’s founding member, passed away on Thursday at 81.
A day before he passed, David Crosby joked about heaven.
The co-founder of Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Byrds joked on Twitter early on Wednesday that heaven is “overrated.”
I heard the place is overrated….cloudy https://t.co/Bpl7pM9k7s
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) January 18, 2023
His tweet in response to a screenshot of a Google search that queried, “Can we go to paradise with tattoos?” stated, “I heard the place is overrated….cloudy.”
The search’s outcome said, “No one who has a tattoo will enter paradise. Alcoholics won’t be allowed in heaven. Additionally, excessive pork eaters won’t make it to heaven. The afterlife is not for short people.”
Also, on Wednesday, Crosby tweeted “Rigby” in response to a question about the ideal Beatles song for a wet day.
Some of the 81-year-bandmates old’s spoke with Fox News Digital after learning of his passing.
Graham Nash, a member of Crosby, Stills & Nash, said: “I received the news of my buddy David Crosby’s passing very saddened. I am aware that people often draw attention to how tumultuous our relationship has been at times. Still, David and I have always valued the pure joy of the music we have made together, the sound we have discovered together, and the close friendship we have shared over the course of these many, many years.”