David Crosby of The Byrds, CSNY passes away at 81

David Crosby
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Singer David Crosby visits the SiriusXM studios on December 10, 2018 in New York City.

SiriusXM is sad to share the news that legendary singer/songwriter David Crosby has passed away at the age of 81.

His wife Jan released the following statement to Variety: “It is with great sadness after a long illness that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has passed away. He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate Jan and son Django. Although he is no longer here with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us. His legacy will continue to live on through his legendary music. Peace, love, and harmony to all who knew David and those he touched. We will miss him dearly. At this time, we respectfully and kindly ask for privacy as we grieve and try to deal with our profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers.

David Crosby was a founding member of The Byrds and Crosby Stills Nash (and Young) and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with both bands. Crosby wrote or co-wrote some of each band’s most beloved music, including “Eight Miles High,” “Guinevere,” “Long Time Gone,” “Wooden Ships,” “Almost Cut My Hair,” and “Deja Vu.”

Tune in to SiriusXM’s Classic Vinyl, ’60s on 6, ’70s on 7, and Deep Tracks to celebrate the music and memory of David Crosby.

SiriusXM Tributes

On Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Radio (Ch. 310), hear classic Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Byrds tracks every hour, as well as past insight from David Crosby, through Friday afternoon.

The Bridge (Ch. 17) will air UnaBridged with David Crosby on Friday at 12 pm ET and Crosby’s 2016 Village Guest DJ special Sunday at 10:30 pm ET.

Hear Crosby’s 2016 Guest DJ special on The Village (Ch. 741) Friday at 11 am ET, Saturday at 12 pm ET, and Sunday at 3 pm ET.

Stream John Fugelsang’s 2020 interview with Crosby on SiriusXM Progress (Ch. 127).

Additionally, listen to Crosby’s archival interviews and performances anytime on the SiriusXM app.