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David Crosby Dies at Age 81

David Crosby
David Crosby

David Crosby, legendary musician and member of The Byrds and Crosby Stills Nash and Young, has died at the age of 81, according to a report from Variety.

“It is with great sadness after a long illness, that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has passed away,” reads a statement issued to Variety by the singer-songwriter’s wife Jan.

According to the statement, Crosby was “lovingly surrounded” by family at the time of his death.

“Although he is no longer here with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us,” the statement continues. “His legacy will continue to live on through his legendary music.”

David Crosby was born August 14, 1941 in Los Angeles, California. He rose to fame with The Byrds in 1964 when the group released their first number one hit, a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man“. He went on to form Crosby, Stills & Nash (later Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) as well as the jazz-influenced group CPR. He also released six solo albums during his career.

In 2019, he was the subject of the Cameron Crowe-directed documentary Remember My Name.

David Crosby was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once with The Byrds and once with Crosby, Stills & Nash.

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