American Rock Legend David Crosby Dies At 81

Chukwudi Onyewuchi
Music legend David Crosby
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David Crosby, an American musician and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, has passed away. The entertainment icon died at 81 after a long battle with an undisclosed illness. Find out the details of the story below.

David's Widow Announces The Icon's Death

On January 19, 2022, David's wife, Jan Dance, released a statement announcing the demise of her lovely husband. The statement disclosed that David was surrounded by his wife, Jan, and son, Django, when he died.

David Will Remain A Guide And Inspiration

David's wife further explained that even though the iconic musician was no longer alive, his humanity and kind soul would continue to guide and inspire the entire Crosby family.

David's Legacy Will Live On

Furthermore, Jan said her husband's legacy would continue to live through his legendary music. She also wished for peace, love, and harmony to those who knew David and were touched by him and his music, adding that he would be greatly missed.

Jan Asks For Privacy

To wrap up the statement, Jan respectfully and kindly asked that the public give David's family some privacy as they grieved and tried to deal with the profound and incomprehensible loss. Finally, she thanked everyone for their love and prayers.

Inside David's Time In Showbiz

David enjoyed a thrilling and rewarding career in the music industry, spanning decades. He made a name for himself as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. David was also part of the original lineup of the Byrds and appeared on their first five albums.

The Start Of His Career

He joined the Byrds in 1964 but was dismissed three years later. Then, in 1968, David met Stephen Stills, and the pair began making music together. Graham Nash soon joined them to form Crosby, Stills & Nash.

David Amassed Incredible Success

The trio sold millions of copies of their first two albums: their self-titled debut in 1969 and another a year later. Then, in 1971, David released his first solo album, If I Could Only Remember My Name. The album was a hit and paved the way for the singer's success in the following years.

David's Name Was Heard For Decades

David released more solo records and albums with the Crosby, Stills & Nash group through the '80s, '90s, and 2000s. Sadly, after making music together for decades, the group disbanded in 2016 following years of tension and rivalry.

David's Impact Didn't Go Unrewarded

However, David's career did not end with the group's split. He continued to make more music and bag recognitions, including a Grammy Award nomination and two Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions. The icon would be greatly missed for his impact on entertainment. May his soul rest in peace.