Crosby, who was affectionately known as ‘Croz’ by his fans and those closest to him, passed away earlier this week after struggling with illness. The ‘CSNY’ musician was 81.
The rocker was survived by his wife, Jan, and son Django, who were both mentioned several times in the tributes from many celebrities and musicians following his death.
The Blast shared news of his death on Thursday, January 19th. According to our report, Jan Crosby, whom David married in 1987, shared a statement announcing his death to Variety.
Among the countless words of condolence shared in the wake of Crosby’s death include many who had been vital members of his inner circle, including former bandmates Neil Young and Graham Nash. Stephen Stills would also later pay tribute. The 78-year-old proclaimed he would “miss” his CSNY bandmate “beyond measure.”
Actress Glenn Close would also express her sadness over Crosby’s death. The duo starred together in 1991’s “Hook,” along with the late Robin Williams.
Close Films A Tribute Video To Her Friend On Instagram
Close took to her Instagram on Saturday, posting a video expressing her thoughts and sharing her memories of her late friend.
The “Fatal Attraction” actress recalled several times that Crosby’s contribution to music history, particularly his work with CSNY, would be embedded in her “DNA” and that of her generation.
While Close “didn’t know” her rocker friend “well,” she proclaimed he was “unforgettable.”
“I met David, not backstage at a concert,” Close began her tribute, “but I met him in ‘Hook,’ where we both were pirates,” she said. “I was disguised as ‘Gutless,’ and no one on set knew who I was, many people thought I was a guy, but David, of course, knew who I was, and we hung out…”
The “101 Dalmatians” actress added that she and Crosby would “laugh a lot” during their times together.
Close Recalls A Poignant Story Of A Heartwarming Birthday For Crosby!
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“He told me things about his life, the struggles that he had,” Close goes on to tell her followers, “and he said that at one point in his life, he had pawned his most beloved guitar,” she shares. Close went on to illustrate how meaningful this guitar is to rock and roll history! Crosby composed many of his most well-known songs on it.
“It was one of the great sorrows of his life…,” she revealed of Crosby’s parting with the guitar. “Not long after that, or during that same time, David had a birthday, and I was invited, and my friend Woody Harrelson was invited as well,- Close and Harrison were reportedly a couple for a short period in the early ’90s- “and he told me that Stephen Stills and a bunch of other people had, I don’t know for how long, but they had somehow found the guitar that David Crosby had pawned all those years ago,” Close continues.
“They were going to present to him at this party,” she recalls further, “and the plan was that some of them would go up and say ‘you’re going to sing a couple of songs’, Woody included, and Woody would get this guitar, and fiddle around with it, and ask David up to help tune it! So, that’s what we all witnessed, um, Woody got out this guitar, called David [and said] ‘Hey, David, this is tricky, I need some help in tuning this guitar, [and] come on up, so David went up, sat down, got the guitar, started tuning it, and then… we all witnessed this moment when David Crosby realized what he was holding, that it was his beloved guitar that he never thought he’d ever see again,” Close emotionally recalls. “and he knew it by the weight, by the feel, by the sound, and we saw this look come over his face, and then he started weeping…”
“I will never forget that,” Close said. She also says she wouldn’t forget the “love and determination” Crosby’s friends took to track the instrument down.
“It was an amazing moment,” she would go on to say.
In his tribute to his late bandmate, Stills would write, “David and I butted heads a lot over time, but they were mostly glancing blows, yet still left us numb skulls.”
The duo would go on to eventually put aside their differences. “I was happy to be at peace with him,” Stills would go on to write. (via Rolling Stone)