David Crosby, pioneer of folk-rock, has died

File photo: Musician David Crosby at a benefit concert in Los Angeles on October 3, 2012 (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) (Mario Anzuoni/)

David Crosby, influential musical pioneer of the 1960s and 1970s, has died at 81 yearsUS media confirmed this Thursday.

Magazine Variety first reported citing the singer’s wife, Jan Dance, who said Crosby died after “a long illness”. Later, rolling stones cited a source close to the musician to confirm his death.

“Although he is no longer here with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us. His legacy will live on through his legendary music.”, says the statement from his wife. “Peace, love and harmony to all who knew David and to those he touched. We will miss him a lot”.

David Crosby with his wife, Jan Dance, in 2014 (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)
David Crosby with his wife, Jan Dance, in 2014 (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok) (Danny Moloshok/)

Crosby created a distinctively American folk-rock style with the byrds and later with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

The two-time Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee remained a prolific entertainer throughout his life.

David Crosby performs in the
David Crosby performs at the “9/11 Children’s Benefit Concert” at the Paul Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts, on December 5, 2001 (REUTERS/Jim Bourg)

Throughout six decades in the music industry, the vocalist, guitarist and composer he created a rich variety of ballads and poignant songs.

He was known as much for his alternate guitar tunings, lush harmonies, and abstract lyrics as for his anti-war activismhis brutal honesty and a dangerous way of living.

Neil Young, Graham Nash, David Crosby and Stephen Stills at a press conference in New York on October 12, 1999 (REUTERS/Peter Morgan)
Neil Young, Graham Nash, David Crosby and Stephen Stills at a press conference in New York on October 12, 1999 (REUTERS/Peter Morgan) (Peter Morgan/)

It didn’t take long for tributes to rain down on the musician known for his prominent mustache.

“I don’t know what to say except that it breaks my heart to hear about David Crosby,” he tweeted. brian wilson, co-founder of the Beach Boys. “David was an incredible talent (…) a great singer and songwriter. And a wonderful person.”

the rocker Jason Isbel added to the message: “Grateful for the time we spent with David Crosby. We will miss him very much.”

With information from AFP

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