COVID contributed to the death of David Crosby on January 18th at the age of 81. That was confirmed by longtime friend and collaborator Graham Nash on the Kyle Meredith With podcast.
Nash said, "He was rehearsing for a show to do in Los Angeles with a full band. After three days of rehearsals, he felt a little sick. And he’d already had COVID, and he had COVID again. And so he went home and decided that he would take a nap, and he never woke up. But he died in his bed, and that is fantastic."
Despite many years of drug abuse, a liver transplant, seven heart stents and Hepatitis-C. Nash said Crosby's death was still a shock:
"The truth is that we expected David to pass 20 years ago. I mean, the fact that he made it to 81 was astonishing, but it was a shock. It was kind of like an earthquake. You know, you get the initial shock and then you figured out that you survived, but these aftershocks keep coming up. They’re diminishing in size as I go along, but I’m very pleased that David and I were getting closer towards the end."
[Source: Classic Hits Today]