The founding member of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby shared a post on his official Twitter page answering a fan’s question about the number of his children which made Crosby remember the passing of his biological son, Beckett Cypher.
As you may know, besides his four other kids, two daughters and two sons, David Crosby was also the sperm donor of two children of singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge and her then-partner, Julie Cypher. The couple had a son named Beckett Cypher to whom Crosby was not just a donor, but he was there for Beckett any time he needed.
Nearly six months ago, Melissa Etheridge shared a post on her official Twitter page announcing the death of her 21-year-old son Beckett Cypher due to opioid addiction. Etheridge expressed her emotions after the passing of her son and thanked those who have been there for her.
Here is how Etheridge announced the death of her son:
“Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction. My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to it today. He will be missed by those who loved him, his family, and his friends. My heart is broken. I am grateful for those who have reached out with condolences and I feel their love and sincere grief.”
During a previous interview with Rolling Stone, David Crosby opened up about the passing of his biological son and revealed that although he did not raise Beckett, the two had a close relationship and Crosby considered him as a family.
Here is what Crosby stated about his relationship with Beckett:
“I didn’t get to raise that kid…but he was here many times. I loved him and he loved me and he was family to me.”
Recently on Twitter, a fan asked David Crosby how many kids he has and Crosby shared a post replying to that fan which saddened his fans to recall the tragic loss he experienced not so long ago. In his tweet, Crosby stated that he has six children, however, now that Beckett is gone, corrected himself by saying he has five.
Here is what the fan asked:
“How many kids do you have?”
Here is how Crosby responded:
You can see the Twitter post below.
6….well….now 5 https://t.co/elFjZ6Lkp1
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) December 5, 2020