David Crosby’s Cause Of Death Revealed, According to Graham Nash
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On January 18, 2023, the legendary David Crosby, from the bands Crosby, Stills and Nash and The Byrds, passed away. His family released the following statement to the media:
“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.”
Following his death, many celebrities took to social media to mourn the loss of a legend.
Melissa Ehtredge, who revealed in 2000 that Crosby was the sperm donor for her two children, wrote, “I am grieving the loss of my friend, and Bailey’s and Beckett’s biological father, David. He gave me the gift of family. I will forever be grateful to him, Django, and Jan.”
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Five days before he passed away, Crosby shared a post on Facebook, advertising an February 22nd upcoming show at Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, California.
Although his family said he passed away from a long illness, his friends and fans were surprised by his passing. But now, three months after he passed away, former bandmate Graham Nash reveals that it was COVID that killed Crosby.
On the podcast Kyle Meredith With…, Nash said, “He was rehearsing for a show to do in Los Angeles with a full band. After three days of rehearsals, he felt a little sick. And he’d already had COVID, and he had COVID again. And so he went home and decided that he would take a nap, and he never woke up. But he died in his bed, and that is fantastic.”
According to a May 2022 Variety article, Crosby said he’d retired from touring due to his age and recent COVID illness.
“It has been awful. COVID is a very weird disease,” he said at the time. “It makes you feel absolutely freaking awful. It has been thoroughly unpleasant…it’s no fun at all. You want to avoid it if you possibly can.”