Farewell David Crosby, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Dies at 81 – 2023 – Tributes
Variety: Singer-songwriter-guitarist David Crosby, a founding member of two popular and enormously influential ’60s rock units, the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash (later Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), has died. He was 81 years old.
His wife released a statement to Variety, saying, “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. At this time, we respectfully and kindly ask for privacy as we grieve and try to deal with our profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers.”
It is with a deep and profound sadness that I learned that my friend David Crosby has passed. I know people tend to focus on how volatile our relationship has been at times, but what has always mattered to David and me more than anything was the pure joy of the music we created together, the sound we discovered with one another, and the deep friendship we shared over all these many long years. David was fearless in life and in music. He leaves behind a tremendous void as far as sheer personality and talent in this world. He spoke his mind, his heart, and his passion through his beautiful music and leaves an incredible legacy. These are the things that matter most. My heart is truly with his wife, Jan, his son, Django, and all of the people he has touched in this world.
He was without question a giant of a musician, and his harmonic sensibilities were nothing short of genius.
The glue that held us together as our vocals soared, like Icarus, towards the sun.
I am deeply saddened at his passing and shall miss him beyond measure.” 3/3
— Stephen Stills Official (@Stephen__Stills) January 20, 2023
I heard the place is overrated….cloudy https://t.co/Bpl7pM9k7s
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) January 18, 2023
I am grieving the loss of my friend and Bailey’s biological father, David. He gave me the gift of family. I will forever be grateful to him, Django, and Jan. His music and legacy will inspire many generations to come. A true treasure. pic.twitter.com/1e0vbvd2SN
— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) January 19, 2023
I don’t know what to say other than I’m heartbroken to hear about David Crosby. David was an unbelievable talent – such a great singer and songwriter. And a wonderful person. I just am at a loss for words. Love & Mercy to David’s family and friends. Love, Brian pic.twitter.com/Hjht7LeGiv
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) January 19, 2023
The world has lost yet another ethereal fixture of the ‘60s peace and love movement; a legend within his own right, and every group he was a part of. Coming up in the same era as The Doors, David Crosby had the voice and song writing abilities that made him completely unique… pic.twitter.com/Rl9AFDEe7z
— The Doors (@TheDoors) January 19, 2023
David Crosby stuck to his guns. A difficult and gifted man. Whose talent and taste was immense. His harmonious voice still echoes in Laurel Canyon. A proud man who said what he said, and felt what he felt with no apology. A brilliant songwriter, and an American Icon, RIP. pic.twitter.com/lwL5emAdQ3
— Michael Des Barres (@MDesbarres) January 19, 2023
The incredibly talented and massively influential David Crosby has passed away at age 81.
We’re remembering David for his sense of humor, angelic harmonies, and his humanity.
Rest in peace.🖤 pic.twitter.com/oNFfUf2shc
— The Beatles (@BeatlesEarth) January 19, 2023
I can’t begin to say how influential Crosby, Stills and Nash were for me. I’m grateful David Crosby lived, and so very sad he’s gone.
— rosanne cash (@rosannecash) January 19, 2023
The originals are all moving on. One of the most beautiful songs ever. David Crosby was brilliant, tortured, and a legend. https://t.co/H1t80uSvCi
— Steve Stevens (@Stevestevens) January 19, 2023
Tonight at 7pm PST my friends and neighborhood will howl and then blast CSN to honor this beautiful soul and legend. If you do this, please send me videos RIP David Crosby!! We love you. pic.twitter.com/F2LKMmm9LY
— christina applegate (@1capplegate) January 19, 2023
We are so sad to hear of the passing of the legendary David Crosby, a man of unbelievable talent. As a small tribute, here’s our cover of CSNY’s “Teach Your Children”. Rest in Peace, David. https://t.co/J2Lqpzt8to pic.twitter.com/6bCaQdaBbh
— HANSON (@hansonmusic) January 19, 2023
Crushing news. In a parallel w last week’s devastating loss for music, #DavidCrosby was continuing to create work that reflected an evolution, didn’t sound dated or repetitive and amazingly (continued): https://t.co/PsqEgFAWSJ pic.twitter.com/eyfOigdlPG
— Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick) January 19, 2023
"25 years ago, David took me to rehab and saved my life – I wish I could have saved his this time. I will miss his humor, his intelligence, and his deep body of work." -Grace Slick
Photo courtesy of Getty Images. pic.twitter.com/oApS9cyCAt
— Grace Slick (@GraceSlick_JA) January 20, 2023