Graham Nash has broken his silence regarding the death of his estranged partner, David Crosby. “Croz” passed on last January 19th of undisclosed causes at the age of 81. Although the pair had not been on speaking terms for several years, in a new interview with AARP, Nash revealed that Crosby has recently reached out and was looking forward to hashing things out with the man he often referred to as his musical soulmate.
Nash explained that about a week-and-a-half prior to his death, Crosby had called him: “He had sent me a voicemail saying that he wanted to talk to apologize, and could we set up a time to talk. I emailed him back and said, 'Okay, call me at eleven o’clock tomorrow your time, which is two o’clock on the East Coast.' He never called, and then he was gone.”
When pressed as to whether he believes that Crosby wanted to connect because he felt the end was near, Nash admitted, “Y'know, I’ve thought about that myself. He was a very intelligent man. I wouldn’t put it past him to know that he was actually at the very end. The truth is, we’ve been expecting David to pass for 20 years.”
Nash went on to say, “His death is like an earthquake: You know that you’re in an earthquake, but subsequently, other smaller earthquakes happen afterwards. His death has been like that. It was only two or three days after he passed that I realized that he was actually gone.”
Nash, like Crosby's fans, is still unsure of his friend's cause of death: “I’m still waiting to find out if there is a memorial or a service for David. Nobody quite knows exactly when he died or what he died of. I know he had COVID for a second time right after he was in rehearsals.”
Regarding the fact that Crosby reached out to him just prior to his death after all had gone down between them provides solace from Nash: “It was very significant for me. It made David’s death a little easier for me, because I realized that we were going to get together later in his life. Crosby was my dear friend, my best friend for over 50 years. I can only concentrate on the good stuff. . . if he was willing to call me and apologize for what he had done and how he had hurt me, it made his death a little easier for me to accept.
Back in 2019, while at the Sundance Film Festival promoting Remember My Name, Crosby spoke with TheWrap.com and was asked about what he would say to his estranged friend and partner, Graham Nash: “'Probably tell him that I love him, 'cause that's the highest of the emotions that I feel about it. That's the best that I got. We sing wonderfully together and we made incredibly good music together. All four of us in that band have been horrible to each other (laughs) many times. One of us has left another of us in the middle of a tour, just hangin' — 'See ya, bye! Deal with it' We've done a lot of weird beep to each other. So, if I had a chance to talk to him, I'd sit down and say, 'Hey, y'know, I haven't changed, I'm still the same beep – beep you started with in the first place.'”
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