May 22, 2024


Art Is Experience

Beckett Cypher, son of Melissa Etheridge, dies at age 21

LOS ANGELES — Melissa Etheridge said Wednesday that her son Beckett Cypher has died.

Etheridge launched a statement indicating opioid habit was guiding Cypher’s demise.

“Today I joined the hundreds of hundreds of people who have lost liked types to opioid habit,” the statement said. “My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to prevail over his habit and lastly succumbed to it now.”

No even more specifics on the demise were being discovered.

Several hours before, Etheridge’s Twitter account had introduced the demise of Cypher, a single of two youngsters the fifty eight-12 months-aged singer had with previous companion Julie Cypher, conceived with sperm from Rock & Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby.

The every day Facebook Stay concert Etheridge has been supplying for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak was canceled.

“My heart is broken,” Etheridge’s statement said. “We battle with what else we could have done to help you save him, and in the conclude we know he is out of the agony now. I will sing once more, before long. It has constantly healed me.”

Etheridge and Julie Cypher had a daughter, Bailey Jean Cypher, in 1997. Beckett Cypher was born the subsequent 12 months. The couple break up in 2000.

Etheridge, a fifty eight-12 months-aged Grammy winner, singer-songwriter and activist, also has 13-12 months-aged twins.

Crosby retweeted a information tale announcing the demise, but he has not commented.