Melissa Etheridge’s son Beckett dies: David Crosby says it’s ‘not true’ that he was just a ‘donor’

Melissa Etheridge’s son Beckett dies: David Crosby says it’s ‘not true’ that he was just a ‘donor’

David Crosby is speaking out about the death of Melissa Etheridge’s son Beckett, who he was the biological father of. Crosby was the sperm donor for Etheridge and her ex Julie Cypher’s two adult children, also including 23-year-old Bailey. (Photos: Getty Images)

After retweeting a story with the sad news, Crosby replied to a commenter who “respectfully” posted that Crosby was merely a “donor” for Etheridge and her former partner Julie Cypher. The women, who split in 2000, did not have a son “‘with’ [Crosby]. He was Melissa and Julie’s child. They raised him. Like most donors, he played no other part.”

The iconic singer, who was founding member of both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, replied, “Not true.”

When another person commented that they know that Crosby “just lost a son” and they’re sorry for his “rough year,” Crosby — who is also biological father of the former couple’s 23-year-old daughter Bailey — replied “Maybe it’s a test.”

He also remarked on an ongoing dispute with former band members Stephen Stills, Graham Nash and Neil Young in relation to his loss, saying he doubts any of them will reach out to him about Beckett’s death “but … you never know.”

Etheridge announced Beckett’s death on Wednesday, saying, “Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction. My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to it today.”

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