David Crosby — the legendary singer-songwriter best known for his work with the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash (& Young) — has died. He was 81.
Crosby’s death was confirmed in a statement to Variety from his wife, Jan. The statement reads as follows:
“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.”