Graham Nash Opens Up About David Crosby’s Cause of Death
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Graham Nash, David Crosby’s longtime CSNY bandmate, recently discussed the latter’s death in a new interview with Kyle Meredith With… podcast.
“He was rehearsing for a show to do in Los Angeles with a full band,” Nash shared, also explaining that Covid had got to do with Crosby’s cause of death. “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.”
In a playful manner, the former CSNY member jokingly told the host that people had long been expecting Crosby to pass away since “20 years ago.” “I mean, the fact that he made it to 81 was astonishing,” the musician added. “But [his death] was a shock. It was kind of like an earthquake, you know? You get the initial shock and then you figure out that you survived. But these aftershocks kept coming up, and they’re diminishing in size as I go along.”
“He had a good life. I mean, what incredible music he made,” Nash expressed, noting that he got lucky that the two were redeeming their friendship towards the end. “He was a fantastic storyteller. I loved him dearly. In looking back at what separated us, it was just foolish stuff, really. The music is the most important part of our relationship.”
David Crosby died on January 18th this year, at 81 years old.