Celebrations poured in from the entertainment world after the death of singer-songwriter David Crosby was announced on Thursday.
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Crosby, who helped found the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, and whose hit songs helped launch the country music scene of the mid-1960s, was 81.
“David was fearless in life and music. “He leaves a great void of humanity and talent in the world,” former CSN host David Crosby said in a statement. He spoke his thoughts, heart, and passions through his beautiful music and left an incredible legacy. These are the things that matter most.
Crosby became a sperm donor to singers Melissa Etheridge and Julie Cypher in the 1990s, Rolling Stone reported. On television, Etheridge paid tribute to the signer, writing that Crosby “gave me the gift of family.”
In 1995, Crosby was reunited with her son Raymond, who she had given up for adoption in the 1960s, the site said. They recorded three albums together as CPR.
Actress Christina Applegate tweeted that his friends would “scream” and then “explode” CSN to honor Crosby’s memory.
“RIP David Crosby!! We love you,” Applegate wrote.
Son George tweeted that he saw Crosby perform with Stephen Stills and Nash in 1992 at a show in London.
“It was amazing,” the singer said he wrote.
Roseanne Cash, the eldest daughter of country music legend Johnny Cash, called Crosby, Stills and Nash the most important part of her musical career.
“I’m glad that David Crosby is here, and very sad that he’s gone,” Cash said tweeted.
Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach said he loves Crosby’s music and enjoys his comments on Twitter.
“Thank you for the inspiration of a lifetime,” Bach tweeted.
Carole King, who was also a singer and songwriter, said that Crosby “left us with his voice, his music and his beautiful voice.”
Crosby, who had a history of backstage problems, was able to joke about his run-ins with the law, Rolling Stone reported. After admitting to smoking weed, Crosby joked that “our biggest crime is eating ice cream, let’s face it.”
The singer also relished his hippie background, appearing as one in the 1991 movie “Backdraft” and as a bartender in 1992’s “Thunderheart,” Rolling Stone reported. He also appeared as Chester in seven episodes of “The John Larroquette Show” in 1993, according to IMDb.com. He occasionally portrayed himself on “The Simpsons,” according to Rolling Stone.
Other contributions came from the Twitter accounts of The Beatles and The Doors.
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