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David Crosby Dies From Long Illness , the singer, songwriter and guitarist

The sad news of David Crosby’s death from a “long illness” at the age of 81 was shared by his wife tonight.

He died “lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate,” and he was a founding member of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, then Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

His wife Jan paid him a heartfelt tribute that was published in Variety

“We mourn the loss of our much loved David (Croz) Crosby, who went away after a lengthy battle with sickness.

“His wife and soul partner Jan, as well as their son Django, surrounded him with love. His humanity and gentle spirit will live on in us even though he is no longer physically present.”

David Crosby, Stills, and the Byrds all got their starts with him.

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Following on, Jan said

“His iconic music will carry on his legacy long after he’s gone. Sending love, peace, and harmony to everyone who knew and was affected by David. His absence will be sorely felt.“Please respect our need for privacy while we mourn this great loss. You have my deepest gratitude for the outpouring of support and prayers.”

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