Folk-rock pioneer David Crosby dies at 81

DAVID Crosby, the trailblazing singer-songwriter whose time with The Byrds and later Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young expanded rock’s range, has died, US media reported. He was 81.  

Variety first reported the news, citing the singer’s wife, Jan Dance, who said Crosby died following “a long illness.” Rolling Stone later cited a source close to the musician as confirming his death.