David Crosby Opens Up About The Death Of His Biological Son, ‘It’s Hard’

The founding member of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby once opened up about losing his biological son Beckett Cypher during an interview with Rolling Stone back in June 2020, and apparently, he found losing a child hard to whom Crobys was only the donor, however, stated that he felt like family.

As some of you may know, David Crosby was also the sperm donor of two children of singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge and her then-partner, Julie Cypher, as well as having four other kids including two daughters and two sons. The couple welcomed their son Beckett Cypher to whom Crosby was the donor as well as a family member who would be there for his needs.

Unfortunately, Melissa Etheridge shared a post on her official Twitter page announcing the death of her 21-year-old son Beckett Cypher nearly a year ago as a result of drug addiction. Etheridge expressed her emotions after the passing of her son while thanking those who have been there for her during these hard times.

Here is how Etheridge announced the death of her son:

“Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction. My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to it today. He will be missed by those who loved him, his family, and his friends. My heart is broken. I am grateful for those who have reached out with condolences and I feel their love and sincere grief.”

Despite only being the biological father of Beckett Cypher, David Crosby opened up about the passing of his son during an interview a few months after his passing. Apparently, Crosby considered Beckett as a family member with whom he was close regardless of the fact that he wasn’t the one to raise him as his child.

However, the Byrds icon stated that he loved the 21-year-old Beckett and it was hard losing him since losing a child before you die is an unnatural process that gives immense pain to the parents, according to Crosby. Furthermore, he found a similarity between losing Beckett and being hit by a train both of which put you down and you need to get up eventually.

Here is what Crosby said:

“I didn’t get to raise that kid and I didn’t mean to raise that kid, but he was here many times. I loved him and he loved me and he was family to me. It’s hard. You’re not supposed to have your kids die before you die. That’s a real punch in the face. It’s like a train hits you and then you have to get back up. So I’m having a hard time. It’s a real hard one and I haven’t yet cried and I’m gonna and it’s hard.”

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