David Crosby has died on the age of 81.
The rock legend – who was a founding member of each the Byrds and Crosby, Stills and Nash – was surrounded by household when he handed away after a “lengthy sickness”.
In a press release to Selection, his household stated: “It’s with nice disappointment after a protracted sickness, that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has handed away. He was lovingly surrounded by his spouse and soulmate Jan and son Django.
“Though he’s not right here with us, his humanity and sort soul will proceed to information and encourage us. His legacy will proceed to stay on by his legendary music. Peace, love, and concord to all who knew David and people he touched.
“We’ll miss him dearly. At the moment, we respectfully and kindly ask for privateness as we grieve and attempt to take care of our profound loss. Thanks for the love and prayers.”
Crosby joined The Byrds in 1964, as they shortly grew to become one of many greatest bands on this planet. Their hits included a canopy of the Bob Dylan observe ‘Tambourine Man’.
Nevertheless, Crosby left the group in acrimonious circumstances in 1967 and he subsequently shaped Crosby, Stills and Nash with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash.
The trio carried out collectively for the primary time on the legendary Woodstock competition in 1969, and so they had been later joined by Neil Younger.
Crosby, Stills and Nash loved large success within the 70s, and so they’re nonetheless broadly recognised as probably the most influential teams of the period.
Nevertheless, their success got here towards the backdrop of in-fighting among the many bandmates, which led to them breaking apart after which periodically reforming to carry out collectively.
Exterior of music, Crosby was outspoken politically and he had even quite a few run-ins with the legislation throughout his life, together with in 1982 when he was arrested on drug and weapons fees.
The music icon – who additionally launched six solo albums, 5 of which charted – was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame on two events, for his work with the Byrds, and Crosby, Stills and Nash.