David Crosby, founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash has died. He was 81 years old.
In a statement shared with Variety on Thursday, his wife, Jan Dance, confirmed the sad news, revealing that the singer-songwriter guitarist died after a battle with a long illness.
David Crosby attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on Jan. 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
Musicians Graham Nash, Neil Young, David Crosby and Stephen Stills attend the premiere of CSNY Deja Vu at the Eccles Theatre during 2008 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 25, 2008 in Park City, Utah.
Singer and songwriter David Crosby, left, his wife Jan Dance, actor William Baldwin, and actress Julia Louis Dreyfuss poses at a reception held by The Creative Coalition Aug. 16, 2000 in Los Angeles, CA.
Queen Latifah, David Crosby and Melissa Etheridge during 1995 MTV Rock the Vote in Los Angeles, California, United States.
David Crosby, Phil Collins, and wife Jill Collins attend Third Annual Fire and Ice Ball Benefit on Dec. 6, 1993 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
David Crosby and wife Susan Sennett attend the campaign fundraiser for Lisa Specht on Sept. 24, 1988 at Don Henley's home in Los Angeles, California.
David Crosby and Graham Nash take a break in rehearsal to pose together almost 20 years after the formation of their band, Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Stephen Stills, David Crosby and Graham Nash perform at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California on Oct. 22, 1977
David Crosby of the group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young performs at Olympia Stadium on June 12, 1970 in Detroit, Michigan.
Studio group portrait of American folk rock band The Byrds in Soho, London.
Jim McGuinn aka Roger McGuinn and David Crosby of The Byrds at a recording session in Los Angeles, California, Jan. 28, 1965.