American singer, guitarist, and songwriter David Crosby dies today on January 19, 2023. According to his wife in a statement made to Variety, Crosby had died of a long illness. “He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate Jan and son Django,” she told the outlet. “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.”
As a founding member of the bands “The Byrds,” and “Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young,” Crosby thrived in the Classic Rock scene, getting his first number-one hit with his band “The Byrds,” in April 1965 with a cover of “Mr. Tambourine Man” by Bob Dylan.
In Facebook post by his former band member, Graham Nash addressed how people had always focused on their strained relationship, and stated that the “pure joy” of making music with Crosby was what mattered most. “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.”