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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: David Crosby attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Right now, we are seeing the stars tribute David Crosby all over social media. Late Thursday afternoon, news broke that the iconic singer passed away at the age of 81. Variety was the first large scale news operation to break the story:

Eight months ago, Crosby made headlines when he said he was done performing live, declaring, “I’m too old to do it anymore. I don’t have the stamina; I don’t have the strength.” But he said he was recording as busily as possible: “I’ve been making records at a startling rate. … Now I’m 80 years old so I’m gonna die fairly soon. That’s how that works. And so I’m trying really hard to crank out as much music as I possibly can, as long as it’s really good… I have another one already in the can waiting.” 

Crosby Stills Nash, Young

Crosby was one of the founders of perhaps the first supergroup. He left the 1960’s hit band, the Byrds. Stephen Stills left his band, Buffalo Springfield in 1968, and Graham Nash left the Hollies also in 1968. The trio then signed a record deal with Atlantic Records, becoming Crosby, Stills and Nash, coming out with their first 1969 hit, Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.  Shortly after, Neil Young joined the band, adding his name.

David Crosby Health

Not that long ago, Crosby wrote that his declining health was the reason he could not tour anymore. His declining health simply prohibited him from riding a tour bus, day and day out. But he did show interest in performing in Vegas with a residency deal.

Moments after the news of his death broke, the music industry paid their respect with a stars tribute to David Crosby.

  • Steven Van Zant

  • Brian Wilson

  • Tom Petty Twitter

  • Melissa Etherege

  • Rosanne Cash

  • Hanson

  • Starship

  • Vincent D'Onofrio

  • Sebastian Bach

  • Titus Welliver

  • Michael McKean

  • Stephen Stills

  • Randy Bachman

  • Martha Quinn

  • Billy Idol

  • Graham Nash