In a recent interview with Variety, Graham Nash, a famous singer-songwriter, discussed his final conversations with David Crosby, a founding member of the legendary band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 81.
Crosby had a tumultuous career with many ups and downs, and his health had always been a concern due to his battles with drug and alcohol addiction, hepatitis C, and type 2 diabetes. Crosby’s sudden death, caused by COVID-19 complications, shocked his friends and colleagues.
During the interview with Variety, Graham Nash discussed his recent communication with David Crosby before his sudden passing. Nash revealed that he and Crosby had been regularly in touch through emails and voicemails, and they had even planned a FaceTime call on the day Crosby died. Unfortunately, Crosby was unable to make the call, and Nash later learned of his friend’s death.
Nash also mentioned that David’s wife, Jan D, is currently organizing a memorial service for him, and she is aware of Nash’s touring schedule. Nash hopes that the service will be scheduled for a date he can attend, but the decision is ultimately up to Jan D as she is handling the arrangements.
“We were in touch via email and voicemail and communicated often. We had set up times to be able to FaceTime each other so that we could see each other when we spoke. I set my FaceTime that day for 2 p.m. my time in Manhattan, which would have been 11 a.m. Crosby’s time. I waited, and I waited for his call, and then I found out that he passed away.”
Regarding the commemoration of Crosby, Nash made a statement about their plans.
“Right now, Jan D, David’s wife of many many years, is on the program of figuring out a date for a memorial for David. She knows that I am on the road right now, and she knows when this tour will finish, so hopefully, she’ll choose a date that I’ll be able to attend. It’s all in Jan D’s hands.”
It was reported that Crosby had already made plans for his funeral years in advance, hoping that his former bandmates from The Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young would attend the service at his horse ranch in Santa Ynez, California. Although it is unclear whether his plan will come to fruition, Nash’s willingness to participate in the memorial service shows his intention to pay tribute to his late friend.
The sudden loss of David Crosby was a shock to the music world, as he was a true legend whose impact will be felt for generations to come. Nash’s heartfelt memories of their final conversations serve as a poignant reminder of the profound connection shared between the members of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the plans that were never realized.