David Crosby dead at 81: The Crosby, Stills & Nash singer-songwriter dies after ‘long illness’

BREAKING NEWS: David Crosby dead at 81: Singer-songwriter – founding member of influential ’60s rock bands The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash – dies after ‘long illness’

  • DailyMail.com has confirmed the legendary artist’s death
  • Singer’s wife Jan Dance confirmed that he died on Thursday as a result of an illness
  • She said, “Though he is no longer here with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us.”
  • Crosby was the lead singer and guitarist for The Byrds from 1964 to 1967
  • The band had notable hits like Turn! Turn! Turn! and Mr Tambourine Man
  • He later founded Crosby, Stills & Nash, whose 1969 debut went multi-platinum

Legendary musician David Crosby has died aged 81, DailyMail.com has confirmed.

The member of the band The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash died Thursday “after a long illness,” his wife Jan Dance told Variety.

“It is with great sadness that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has passed away after a long illness,” she said in the statement. “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.

The latest: Legendary musician David Crosby has died aged 81, as his wife Jan Dance told Variety that he passed away after a

The latest: Legendary musician David Crosby has died aged 81, as his wife Jan Dance told Variety that he passed away after a “long illness”. Pictured in LA in 2020

She continued, “His legacy will live on through his legendary music. Peace, love and harmony to all who knew David and to those he touched. We will miss him very much.

“At this time we respectfully and kindly ask for privacy as we grieve and try to deal with our profound loss. Thanks for the love and prayers.’

Crosby was vocalist and guitarist for The Byrds from 1964 to 1967, along with Gene Clark, Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke. The Los Angeles-based folk rock group had notable hits like Turn! Turn! Turn! and Mr Tambourine Man.

He later formed the musical trio Crosby, Stills & Nash with Graham Nash of the Hollies and Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield, whose debut album in 1969 went multi-platinum. The album had notable hits such as Suite: Judy Blue Eyes and Marrakesh Express.

The famous musician was seen on stage in Los Angeles in 2019

The famous musician was seen on stage in Los Angeles in 2019

Crosby was pictured with bandmates Graham Nash and Stephen Stills on the cover of the 1969 album Crosby, Stills & Nash

Crosby was pictured with bandmates Graham Nash and Stephen Stills on the cover of the 1969 album Crosby, Stills & Nash

The group eventually added legendary music artist Neil Young and went by the name of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young before a series of breakups and reunions in the 1970s.

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