David Crosby, the singer, songwriter, guitarist, and member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, has died at the age of 81.
The singer-songwriter was a founding member of two of the biggest bands of the 1960s: The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
His career saw him achieve the rare feat of being inducted to the revered Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.
His wife told the showbiz site Variety that he died “after a long illness” while surrounded by family.
“His legacy will continue to live on through his legendary music,” the statement added.
Born in California on 14 August 1941, Crosby joined The Byrds in 1964 – a folk-rock group that scored its first hit with a cover of Bob Dylan’s Tambourine Man.
Crosby, Stills and Nash came together as a supergroup later that decade, and performed their first concert as a trio at the legendary Woodstock festival.
Hits written by Crosby as part of the band included the hippy anthems Almost Cut My Hair and Deja Vu.