It’s with our deepest regret to report the tragic passing of legendary musician David Crosby

According to Variety, the legendary musician David Crosby has sadly passed away at the age of 81. The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash were two of the 1960s’ most influential bands that Crosby was credited with helping to form.

Jan Dance, Crosby’s wife, made a statement regarding the musician’s passing. She stated: “After a protracted illness, we learned with great regret that our dear David (Croz) Crosby had died away. His soul partner Jan, his wife, and their son Django were ecstatically surrounding him. Even though he is no longer among us, his kindness and humanity will serve as a constant example for us. Through his iconic songs, he will continue to leave a lasting legacy.” She went on, “To everyone who knew David and the people he impacted, peace, love, and harmony. He will be sorely missed. We respectfully and humbly request privacy at this time while we grieve and work to come to terms with our great loss. Thank you for your prayers and love.”

As fans and fellow musicians have begun to pay tribute to Crosby online, the musician has truly had an impact on the music industry.

David Crosby had a fantastic musical career and had a significant influence on the music industry. His extraordinary musical aptitude led to the formation of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, but even by himself, Crosby’s talent was evident. His abilities on the guitar, vocals, and composition were unmistakable. According to Variety, Crosby was honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his contributions to both of his bands. The love and support of his fans will always be the key to Crosby’s success, despite the fact that he has gotten the highest praise.

Supporters have expressed their gratitude for the musician and everything he has done for the business through a variety of tributes. Friend of music and Beach Boys co-founder commented on Twitter, “I have nothing more to say except that I am devastated to learn about David Crosby. David was a fantastic singer and songwriter with unimaginable skill. A wonderful person, too. I just don’t know what to say. Love and mercy to David’s loved ones.” Many people, notably the main singer of the band Skid Row, Sebastian Bach, were inspired by Crosby’s abilities. Bach posted a tweet, “I adored his Twitter posts just as much as I adored his music. Godspeed, David Crosby. I appreciate your lifetime of inspiration.”

These tributes, along with the countless others that have been posted on social media, serve as further evidence of how unique the musician behind “Helplessly Hoping” was.