Legendary Rocker David Crosby Dead at 81

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The legendary musician David Crosby of the group ‘Crosby, Stills and Nash’ was reportedly confirmed dead by his wife on Thursday at the age of 81.

David, who was born in Los Angeles, formed the band The Byrds in 1964 and had their first number one hit a year later with a rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man.”

Crosby established Crosby, Stills & Nash with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash in 1968. In 1969, the ensemble received a Grammy for Best New Artist.

He struggled with addiction for many years as the hedonistic epitome of the 1960s sex-drugs-and-rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. His arrest in 1982 in Texas on drug and firearms charges resulted in a five-month jail sentence in 1986. He underwent liver transplant surgery in 1994 after years of cocaine and alcohol addiction.

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