David Crosby, a veteran folk-rock musician from the US, passed away at the age of 81, his agent confirmed.
He was instrumental in forming The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, and Nash, two significant bands of the 1960s. His guitar skills and vocal harmonies were well-known. Throughout his career, he accomplished the exceptional feat of being twice inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Crosby's former bandmates praised his artistic abilities while while acknowledged their own disagreements.
His wife told the entertainment website Variety that Crosby passed away surrounded by loved ones "after a protracted illness." The son of Oscar-winning Hollywood cinematographer Floyd Crosby, Crosby was born on August 14, 1941, in California. He joined The Byrds in 1964, a folk-rock band that had its first success with a cover of Tambourine Man by Bob Dylan. He gained notoriety for his playing as well as his anti-establishment sentiments and distinctive moustache. His last album, For Free, was released in 2021, capping a six-decade career.
The day before his death was reported as Crosby sent tweets from his personal account, one of which stated that Eleanor Rigby was his preferred Beatles song to listen to when it was raining. His death's precise cause wasn't disclosed right away.