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David Crosby, Sperm Donor for Melissa Etheridge's Late Son, Reacts to His Death

David Crosby is the man who donated sperm to Melissa Etheridge and her former partner Julie Cypher so that they could have their son Beckett. Now, he is reacting to the young man’s death.

Beckett passed away this week at the young age of 21 from an opioid overdose. Melissa spoke out with a statement on Wednesday to reveal the cause of death.

In a tweet that has since been deleted, David responded to someone who claimed that he “played no other part” in Beckett‘s life after donating his sperm. He reportedly responded to the tweet by saying, “Not true,” according to the New York Daily News.

Another fan reached out and asked if he expects any of the other Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young guys to reach out to him about the death of Beckett.

“I doubt it but …you never know,” he responded.

Last year, David made headlines after he was thrown out of an interview for things he said.

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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Melissa Etheridge's Son Beckett Cypher Dies at 21

Melissa Etheridge and her former partner, Julia Cypher‘s son, Beckett Cypher, has passed away at the age of 21.

Variety reports that Beckett passed away from undisclosed causes.

“We’re sad to inform you that Melissa’s son Beckett passed away and there will not be a Concerts From Home show today. – #TeamME,” an additional tweet on Melissa‘s account confirmed the news.

Melissa and Julia, who split up in 2000, had two children together, Beckett and older daughter, Bailey.

Beckett and Bailey were both born from artificial insemination and their donor father was singer David Crosby.

We’re sending our thoughts and sympathies to Melissa and her family as they mourn Beckett’s passing.

Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt's Friend Melissa Etheridge Speaks About Their Friendship

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have become pals after their 2005 divorce, and now, their friend Melissa Etheridge is speaking about their friendship.

“Oh God! I was hoping I could do your show without mentioning her whose name will not be mentioned,” she said during Watch What Happens Live on Monday (April 6).

“Oh, you know what? I loved Brad and Jen together, they were beautiful,” she shared. “I believe they will always remain friends because they’re two very special people that can get through anything. I just hope that their friendship lasts.”

“Of course we would always…those were the glory days…I remember those days,” Melissa said.

Anderson Cooper Bares Buff Biceps Alongside Neil Patrick Harris at 'EW' Gay Pride Party!

Anderson Cooper shows off his massive biceps as he steps out for Entertainment Weekly’s 2019 LGBTQ Issue Party on Wednesday night (June 5) at the Stonewall Inn in New York City.

Joining the 52-year-old CNN anchor at the party was Neil Patrick Harris, as they celebrated their EW gay pride issue covers.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Anderson Cooper

Fellow cover stars at the party included Melissa Ehteridge, Pose producer Janet Mock, and Star Trek: Discovery actor Wilson Cruz.

Other stars at the party included Younger actresses Molly Bernard and Miriam Shor, Claws actress Carrie Preston, Orange is the New Black actresses Laura Gomez and Jessica Pimentel, The Other Two star Helene Yorke, original Queer Eye star Thom Felicia, Queer as Folk actor Randy Harrison, and Real Housewives of New York City star Sonja Morgan.

You can check out all of EW‘s gay pride issue covers here!

FYI: Miriam is wearing Vivienne Tam pants and Kendra Scott jewelry. Molly is wearing a De La Vali dress.

25+ pictures inside of the stars at the party…More Here! »

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'EW' Sets Neil Patrick Harris, Ruby Rose, & More for Annual LGBTQ Issue's Cover (Exclusive)

Entertainment Weekly is getting ready to launch its annual LGBTQ issue and JustJared.com can exclusively reveal the cover stars!

Neil Patrick Harris, Ruby Rose, Janet Mock, Anderson Cooper, Wilson Cruz, and Melissa Etheridge will be featured on the cover of the upcoming issue, on-sale on June 7.

EW has long supported the LGBTQ community through the lens of entertainment and the mag will celebrate its cover stars and mark 2019’s historic gay pride month at an invite-only event hosted by Netflix and Cadillac at New York City’s Stonewall Inn in early June.

This is an exciting time for Ruby as she is the first openly gay lead of a live-action superhero show with her recently picked-up CW series Batwoman. The trailer debuted this week and it’s going to be a great show!

Janet is a producer, writer and director for the FX series Pose – making history as the first trans woman of color to write and direct an episode of television – and the cast of the show covered last year’s LGBTQ issue.

We can’t wait to see the cover!

Oprah Helps Honor Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson at Ambassadors for Humanity Gala!

Tom Hanks is all smiles as he poses in-between Oprah and his wife Rita Wilson at the 2018 Ambassadors For Humanity Gala Benefiting USC Shoah Foundation held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday (November 5) in Beverly Hills.

Steven Spielberg, founder of USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, and his wife Kate Capshaw presented Tom, 62, and Rita, also 62, with the Institute’s 2018 Ambassadors for Humanity Award.

Also in attendance was Tom Ford,
Martin Short
who hosted, and Melissa Etheridge who hit the stage for a special performance at the event. “We don’t know what’s going to happen [on election day],” Tom said during his speech, “but we do know that we have an engine, a motor, that gives us the guide to join in the mission of Shoah Foundation and form a more perfect union.”

Tom and Rita are champions of many vital efforts, they have been steadfast supporters of USC Shoah Foundation for more than two decades, helping to further the Institute’s mission to develop empathy, understanding and respect through eyewitness testimony.

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