David Van Cortlandt Crosby was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter.

He was a founding member of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash in addition to his solo career.

In 1964, Crosby joined the Byrds. In April 1965, they achieved their first top-ten success with a cover of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man."

After their debut album was released, CSN received the 1969 Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

Melissa Etheridge revealed that Crosby provided the sperm for two children she had with her partner Julie Cypher through artificial insemination in January 2000.

On January 18, 2023, Crosby died at the age of 81, after a long illness.

A cause of death has not been revealed.

Crosby suffered from Type 2 diabetes and was treated with insulin to manage the disease.