Graham Nash and David Crosby were in touch after years of estrangement just before Crosby died on January 18th.
Nash told AARP that a week-and-a-half before Crosby died he "sent me a voicemail saying that he wanted to talk to apologize and could we set up a time to talk. I emailed him back and said, 'Okay, call me at eleven o’clock tomorrow your time, which is two o’clock on the East Coast.”
The call never came, but Nash said the effort was "significant" to him and it made "David’s death a little easier for me, because I realized that we were going to get together later in his life.
Nash added, "Crosby was my dear friend, my best friend for over 50 years... But if he was willing to call me and apologize for what he had done and how he had hurt me, it made his death a little easier for me to accept."
Asked if he knew Crosby was dying, Nash said, "You know, I’ve thought about that myself. He was a very intelligent man. I wouldn’t put it past him to know that he was actually at the very end. The truth is, we’ve been expecting David to pass for 20 years.
Nash also said, "Since his liver transplant and all his stents. He had seven stents. His body was really failing...”
He also said, "His death is like an earthquake: You know that you’re in an earthquake, but subsequently, other smaller earthquakes happen afterwards. His death has been like that. It was only two or three days after he passed that I realized that he was actually gone."
Nash said he has chosen to "remember the good times. Try to remember the great music that we made. I’m only going to be interested in the good times, because if I concentrate on the bad times, it gets too weird for me...”
Finally, he said, "I just saw a BBC program that Crosby and I did, I think, in ’71 (it was '70), and it was just incredibly beautiful. It was 'Guinnevere,' with just me and David singing. I just keep that in the forefront of my mind. I only want to concentrate on the good things that we did...”
[Source: Classic Hits Today]