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David Crosby, 1960s rock icon, dies aged 81

One of the founders of the groups ‘The Byrds’ and ‘Crosby, Stills & Nash’, David Crosby passed away this Thursday, 19

Known as a co-founding member of the The Byrds and the group Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby passed away this Thursday, 19, at the age of 81. The sad news was confirmed by the wife of the singer, songwriter and guitarist who marked folk rock in the 1960s, in a note sent to Variety.

“It is with great sadness, after a long illness, that our beloved David Crosby died. He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate. Jan and your son django. Though he is no longer here with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us,” she wrote.

“His legacy will live on through his legendary music. Peace, love and harmony to all who knew David and those he touched.” Jan. “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.”

Eight months before his departure, David Crosbysurprised his fans by stating that he would leave the stage. “I’m too old to do this. I have no stamina; I don’t have the strength, “he said at the time. “I’ve been making records at an amazing pace. Now I’m 80 years old, so I’m going to die very soon. That’s how it works. So I’m trying really hard to produce as much music as possible.”

A short time later, the musician backtracked, stating that he was looking forward to returning to the stage as soon as possible. Iconic, david he was very present on social networks, and his last post was made on Wednesday, the 18th — which made his death even more sudden for fans.

Born in Los Angeles, United States, David Crosby He was born to be an artist and, after dropping out of Santa Barbara City College, he decided to pursue a career in music. Years later, his name was introduced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, first as a member of the The Byrdsin 1991, and later as a member of the group Crosby, Stills & Nashin 1997.

Source: Rollingstone