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Melissa Etheridge Confirms Son Beckett Cypher Passed Away From an Opioid Overdose

Melissa Etheridge Confirms Son Beckett Cypher Passed Away From an Opioid Overdose

Melissa Etheridge is opening up about the cause of her son, Beckett Cypher‘s, death.

In a statement (via People), the 58-year-old musician revealed that Beckett passed away from an opioid overdose.

“Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction,” she shared. “My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to it today. He will be missed by those who loved him, his family and friends.”

Melissa continued, “My heart is broken. I am grateful for those who have reached out with condolences and I feel their love and sincere grief.”

“We struggle with what else we could have done to save him, and in the end we know he is out of the pain now. I will sing again, soon. It has always healed me.”

We’re sending our sympathies to Melissa and her family during this difficult time.

Earlier, Melissa postponed her Concerts at Home performance after news of Beckett‘s passing was revealed.

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