Famous American singer-songwriter-guitarist, David Crosby died on Thursday, at the age of 81.

He was a founding member of two popular and enormously influential ’60s rock units, “The Byrds and Crosby”, and “Stills & Nash” (later Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young). A day before Crosby’s death, he shared a tweet on the platform where he joked about heaven writing “I heard the place is overrated… cloudy.”

David began his music career in the 1960s, capturing the attention of World Pacific Records’ house engineer, Jim Dickinson. Crosby and McGuinn collaborated on numerous recordings before Crosby joined a trio with McGuinn and Gene Clark in 1964.

The Beefeaters were formed when bassist Chris Hilmen and drummer Michael Clarke joined the band. They quickly changed their name to The Byrds and signed with Columbia Records, where Dickson served as their manager. The Byrds became a folk and rock music standard in the 1960s.

Cause Of Death

Unveiling The Mysterious Cause Of Death Of David Crosby

At the time of David’s death, his wife, Jan Dance spoke a little word about the cause of his death to Variety, she revealed: “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,” she additionally said. “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. “

Apart from this, David was suffering from hepatitis C in 1994 and had undergone a liver transplant because of his addiction to alcohol and drugs. Later, he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes which resulted in a huge weight loss for the musician. At a concert in October 2008, he revealed to the audience that he lost 55 pounds (25 kg) from the ongoing struggles of his disease.

Crosby had a heart catheterization and angiography in February 2014. His left anterior coronary artery was found to be 90% blocked, and blood supply to his heart muscles was restored using two stents. 

Throughout his professional career, he has faced a lot of health issues, including liver and heart disease. Even in his closing stages, he fought with illnesses.

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