David Crosby died whereas battling COVID-19, in keeping with his former bandmate of Crosby, Stills and Nash, Graham Nash.
Nash stated “none of us” knew Crosby was near dying when the rocker died in January at age 81. He referred to as the two-time Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame inductee’s dying “surprising” and “a bit like an earthquake.”
“He was rehearsing for a present in Los Angeles with a full band,” Nash stated in an episode of the Kyle Meredith with… podcast launched Friday. “After three days of rehearsal, he felt a little bit sick. And he had already had COVID, and he had COVID once more. And so he went dwelling and determined he’d take a nap, and he by no means awakened once more. However he died in his mattress, and that is implausible.”
Nash additionally shared that whereas some “anticipated David to die 20 years in the past, the truth that he made it to 81 was wonderful.” He went on to say how glad he was that he and Crosby have been rising nearer in recent times. “He had life. What unimaginable music he made. He was a implausible storyteller,” stated Nash. “I liked him dearly, and looking out again, what separated us… it was simply foolish actually.”
Crosby’s dying was introduced in January in a press release from his spouse of 36 years, Jan Dance.
“It’s with nice disappointment after an extended sickness that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby handed away,” the assertion stated, Yahoo Leisure beforehand reported. “He was lovingly surrounded by his spouse and soul mate Jan and son Django. Though he’s not right here with us, his humanity and type soul will proceed to information and encourage us. His legacy will reside on by way of his legendary music. Peace, love and concord to all who knew David and people he touched. We’ll miss him very a lot. At the moment, we respectfully and kindly ask for privateness as we grieve and check out to deal with our profound loss. Thanks for the love and prayers.”
Final yr, Crosby mentioned his earlier battle with COVID-19 in an interview with Selectionwho referred to as the expertise “horrible”.
“COVID is a really unusual illness. It makes you are feeling completely horribly terrible. It was totally disagreeable…it isn’t enjoyable in any respect,” Crosby stated. “You wish to keep away from it if you happen to can.”
Crosby went on to say that at age 80, he not felt properly sufficient to tour and carry out as he used to.
‘I am too previous to do it. I am too previous to do it anymore,” he shared. “I haven’t got the stamina; I haven’t got the power.”
In 2019, Crosby instructed the LA instances that he anticipated to die quickly, citing the years he had “wasted simply getting overwhelmed up” whereas battling drug and alcohol habit. Nonetheless, he additionally shared in an interview with Yahoo Leisure that whereas he felt a way of “survivor guilt” as a result of so lots of his proficient friends had died younger, he had a robust sense that he ought to make his years depend.
“You surprise, ‘Why me?’ I haven’t got a solution to that, however I believe the reply is, “Okay, I do not know why, however I am right here.” So if you happen to get the life to do one thing with it, do one thing worthwhile,” he stated.