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Melissa Etheridge's Son, Beckett Cypher, Dies At Age 21

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By Mike Walters

Melissa Etheridge's 21-year-old son, Beckett, has died.

The 'I'm The Only One' singer announced the heartbreaking news on Twitter, after canceling a planned virtual concert she was set to perform.

Beckett is Melissa's song with ex-partner Julie Cypher, and at this point, not cause of death has been shared by the family.

"We’re sad to inform you that Melissa’s son Beckett passed away and there will not be a Concerts From Home show today," Melissa's official Twitter account announced earlier today. No other information was provided about details surrounding the death.

Singer Confirms 21-Year Old Son's Death On Twitter

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As you can imagine, condolences flooded the Twitter account, along with questions surrounding Beckett's sudden death.

As this point, Melissa's reps have not revealed anything further.

Etheridge and Cypher welcomed Beckett in 1998 using artificial insemination. The couple also shares a daughter, Bailey Jean, who was born a year earlier.

Melissa also has 13-year-old twins, Miller and Jonnie, who she shares from a previous relationship with Tammy Lynn Michaels.

At first, the couple was hesitant to reveal who was the donor for the kids, but later revealed that rock legend David Crosby was the children's biological father.

Beckett's Cause Of Death Is Unknown...

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According to Entertainment Tonight, Etheridge spoke about using donors in her family in an interview with

"There's nothing like taking the responsibility or creating the responsibility of bringing a human being into this world and helping it in its first years," she said. "It doesn't matter the equation that gets you there or what you are to that person. It doesn't matter at all. It is the bond between you and the child," she said.

It's unclear at this point if Beckett was ill, or if law enforcement is involved with some sort of death investigation.


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