US music icon David Crosby passes away at age 81.

David Crosby, a veteran folk-rock musician from the US, passed away at the age of 81, his agent confirmed.

The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, and Nash were two significant bands he assisted in forming in 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.

According to Crosby’s wife, he passed away surrounded by family “after a protracted illness.”

The statement said, “His iconic music will carry on his legacy.”

Crosby, the son of a Hollywood cameraman, was born on August 14, 1941, in California.

In 1964, he became a member of The Byrds, a folk-rock band that achieved its first success by covering Tambourine Man by Bob Dylan.

His turbulent time with the band—during which he also briefly dated singer Joni Mitchell—ended in 1967 with his dismissal from The Byrds.

Soon later, Crosby, Stills, and Nash established a supergroup and gave their debut performance as a trio at the historic Woodstock festival in 1969.

Later, Canadian vocalist Neil Young joined them. This band also disbanded after a few years due to internal strife, though they occasionally reassembled for live performances.

The hippy anthems Almost Cut My Hair and Deja Vu were among Crosby’s hits while he was a member of the band.

For Free, the final solo album in his six-decade career, was released in 2021.

Off-stage, Crosby had numerous encounters with American law police, including a 1982 arrest for drug and weapon-related offenses.

He also had health issues and had a liver transplant in 1994. Because of his reputation for leading a hedonistic lifestyle, Crosby was dubbed “rock’s unlikeliest survivor” by Rolling Stone magazine in 2014.

Beach Boys musician Brian Wilson led the condolences, expressing his “heartbreak” at the news and praising his fellow celebrity as having “unbelievable brilliance” and being a “great person” on Twitter.

The day before his death was reported, Crosby sent tweets from his own account, one of which stated that his favorite Beatles song to listen to on a wet day was Eleanor Rigby.

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