David Crosby, co-founder and guitarist of the Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, dies at 81

David Crosby performs onstage at the Bella Vista Ranch & Polo Club on February 25, 2018 in Carpinteria, California
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David Crosby, guitarist and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, has died at the age of 81.

The singer's death was confirmed by his wife, Jan, in a statement to Variety.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.