Melissa Etheridge’s Son Dies At 21

Beckett Cypher, Melissa Etheridge’s son with her former partner Julie Cypher and biological father David Crosby, has died of causes related to opioid addiction, the singer said in a statement Wednesday. He was 21.
The singer issued the news with compassionate eloquence: “Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction,” she wrote. “My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to it today. He will be missed by those who loved him, his family and friends.
“My heart is broken,” she continued. “I am grateful for those who have reached out with condolences and I feel their love and sincere grief. We struggle with what else we could have done to save him, and in the end we know he is out of the pain now.
“I will sing again, soon. It has always healed me,” she concluded.

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