David Crosby was fighting a long illness.
David Crosby, The Byrds co-founder, passed away at age 81. The singer, songwriter, and guitarist was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. His first number-one hit was a cover of “Mr. Tambourine Man” by Bob Dylan. He was also a founding member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. His wife released the following statement to Variety:
“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.”