Like many of us, Graham Nash is still in mourning for David Crosby, his fellow Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young bandmate who passed away in January at the age of 81. Although the cause of death was not publicly revealed at the time, Nash revealed on a new episode of Shay Kyle Meredith with… podcast that COVID-19 is at least partially to blame.
“He was rehearsing a show to do in L.A. with a full band,” Nash told Meredith. “After three days of rehearsals, he felt a little sick. And he already had COVID, and he had COVID again. And so he came home and decided to take a nap, and he never got up. But he died in his bed, which is amazing.”
Nash playfully noted that many of his late friend and creative partner’s confidants were “[expecting] David pass by [since] 20 years ago.” He continued, “I mean, the fact that he made it to 81 was amazing. Goal [his death] It was a shock. It was kind of like an earthquake, you know? You get the initial shock and then you find out you’ve survived. But these aftershocks kept coming, decreasing in magnitude as they progressed.”
CSNY’s legacy included quite a bit of head-butting between the band members, as any prospects of a potential reunion became less and less likely. Fortunately, however, Nash could rest easy knowing his relationship with Crosby was on good terms: “I’m so glad David and I were coming to an end,” he said. “He had the good life. I mean, what great music he made. He was a great storyteller. I loved him so much. Considering what broke us up, it was just goofy stuff, really. Music is the most important part of our relationship.”
Listen to the full Nash episode on Kyle Meredith with… below, and subscribe to the podcast here.
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