The Dancing With the Stars family is mourning the loss of a prolific musician after David Crosby died aged 81, Variety reports.
A cause of death is not yet known, but many members of the “Dancing With the Stars” family are mourning the “legendary singer-songwriter”.
Dancing With the Stars season 30 finalist and The Talk co-host Amanda Kloots, who sadly recently lost her mother-in-law, wrote a tribute to Crosby on her Instagram Stories.
“OMG this hurts,” Kloots wrote. “I sing ‘Our House’ to Elvis every night. I painted these words on my first home. Legendary singer-songwriter. Rest in peace.”
Dancing With the Stars season 11 contestant and Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick wrote on Twitter, “Rest In Peace David Crosby❤️. Thank you for the most beautiful music and harmonies that touch my heart and soul so deeply. I send my deepest condolences to David’s family and loved ones.”
Go-Go lead singer and season 8 contestant Belinda Carlisle wrote on Instagram, “I’m SO sad. 💔💔💔💔💔 I loved David Crosby, he reminded me so much of my brother who died a few years ago with his looks and grouchy manner. Obviously a difficult man but no BS and I loved that. An amazing musician with the voice of an angel. RIP – you meant so much to so many, including me.”
“Dancing With the Stars” actor wrote Melissa Etheridge, “Thank you, @thedavidcrosby. I will miss you my friend.”
Crosby was part of the Crosby, Stills and Nash group alongside Stephen Stills and Graham Nash. The group was often expanded to include Neil Young and originated from Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (CSNY).
Her song Our House, which Kloots referred to, was one of the singles released from her 1970 album Deja Vu. It peaked at number 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been used in countless TV shows and films. Elvis is Kloots’ young son, whom she had with her late husband, Nick Cordero, who died in 2020.
Crosby’s bandmate Graham Nash wrote a poignant tribute to his estranged colleague on Instagram, saying they shared a “deep friendship” despite their “fickle” relationship.
Nash’s full tribute reads:
actress Lynda Carter wrote on Twitter: “The incredible David Crosby has died, but his music is forever. Thank you David.”
“I miss you already, Croz. Greetings to Jan”, wrote singer-songwriter James Taylor.
“I can’t begin to express how influential Crosby, Stills and Nash have been to me. I’m thankful David Crosby survived and so sad that he’s gone.” wrote singer and daughter of Johnny Cash, Roseanne Cash.
Founding member of the Beach Boys wrote Brian Wilson, “I don’t know what to say except that it breaks my heart to hear from David Crosby. David was an amazing talent – such a great singer and songwriter. And a wonderful person. I just can’t find the words. Love and mercy to David’s family and friends. With love Brian.”
Musician Stevie Van Zandt wrote, “RIP David Crosby. As a member of The Byrds, one of the most historically significant artists to create the art form of rock. The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who, Beach Boys & Yardbirds have shown future generations like us what’s possible. We owe him and them everything.”
Actress Christina Applegate wrote, “Tonight at 7pm PST my friends and the neighborhood will howl and then blast CSN to honor this beautiful soul and legend. If you do, please send me videos. RIP David Crosby!! We love you.”
“So sad to hear the news about David Crosby. he was a friend His contribution to American music will live on.” wrote director Rob Reiner.