LOS ANGELES — David Crosby, the legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist who was part of influential bands of the 1960s, died at the age of 81according to many reports.

“It is with great sadness that our beloved David (Crose) Crosby has passed away after a long illness. He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate Jan and son Django,” his wife said in statement to Variety. “Although he is no longer with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us. His legacy will live on through his legendary music. Peace, love and harmony to all who knew David and those he touched .. He will be greatly missed.”

Crosby rose to fame after joining the Los Angeles folk rock band the Byrds in 1964.

He later formed Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1968 with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash.

For his work with both groups, Crosby was twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

This is a developing story and will be updated.


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