Neil Young Shares A Thoughtful Tribute To David Crosby: ‘We Had So Many Great Times’

Last night, the tragic news broke that David Crosby died at the age of 81. “It is with great sadness after a long illness, that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby has passed away. He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate Jan and son Django,” the statement began. Many musicians have been sharing tributes, including Jason Isbell and Crosby’s former CSN bandmates.

Now, Neil Young has shared a touching tribute to the late singer on his website, reminiscing on the “many great times” they had together and what a “supportive friend” Crosby was to him. Read the full statement below.

“David is gone, but his music lives on. The soul of CSNY, David’s voice and energy were at the heart of our band. His great songs stood for what we believed in and it was always fun and exciting when we got to play together. ‘Almost Cut My Hair’ and ‘Deja Vu,’ and so many other great songs he wrote were wonderful to jam on and [Stephen] Stills and I had a blast as he kept going on and on. His singing with Graham [Nash] was memorable, their duo spot a highlight of so many of our shows.

We had so many great times, especially in the early years. Crosby was a very supportive friend in my early life, as we bit off big pieces of our experience together. David was the catalyst of many things.

My heart goes out to Jan and Django, his wife and son. Lots of love to you. Thanks David for your spirit and songs, Love you man. I remember the best times!”