David Crosby tweeted that heaven is ‘overrated’, ‘cloudy’ a day before his death

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David Crosby made a joke about heaven a day before he died.

Early Wednesday morning, the co-founder of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash joked on Twitter that paradise was “overrated.”

“Heard the place was overrated… cloudy,” his tweet read in response to a screenshot from a Google search asking “can we go to heaven with tattoos.”

The search result reads: “People with tattoos don’t go to heaven. People who drink alcohol don’t go to heaven. People who eat too much pork don’t go to heaven either. paradise. Little people don’t go to paradise.”

David Crosby joked that the sky was “overcast” and “overcast” a day before he died.
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Also on Wednesday, Crosby replied to a tweet asking what the best Beatles song was for a rainy day, replying, “Rigby.”

Following the news of the 81-year-old’s death, some of his bandmates shared statements with Fox News Digital.

Crosby, Stills & Nash member Graham Nash said: “It is with deep sadness that I learned of the passing of my friend David Crosby. I know people tend to focus on the volatility of our relationship sometimes., but what has always meant more than anything to David and me is the sheer joy of the music we’ve made together, the sound we’ve discovered together, and the deep friendship we’ve built over all these long years. shared.

The Byrds at Soho, London, 1966.

The Byrds in Soho, London, 1966.
(Mark and Colleen Hayward)

Nash’s statement continued: “David was fearless in life and in music. He leaves a huge void when it comes to personality and talent in this world. He expressed his mind, his heart and his passion through his beautiful music and leaves an incredible legacy. Those are the things that matter most. My heart is truly with his wife, Jan, his son, Django, and everyone he touched in this world.

Stephen Stills’ statement to Fox News Digital read: “I read a quote in the paper this morning attributed to Gustav Mahler’s composition that stopped me for a moment:
“Death entered the room on calm cat paws. I should have known something was up. David and I bumped our heads many times over time, but it was mostly staring shots, but we still had numb skulls. I was happy to be at peace with him. He was undoubtedly a giant of a musician, and his harmonic sensibilities were nothing short of genius. The glue that held us together when our voice, like Icarus, flew to the sun. I am deeply saddened by his passing and will miss him immensely.”

Graham Nash, David Crosby and Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills & Nash performing in 1980.

Graham Nash, David Crosby and Stephen Stills of Crosby, Stills & Nash performing in 1980.
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His 36-year-old wife, Jan Dance, first shared a statement with Variety announcing her husband’s death. “It is with great sadness after a long illness that our beloved David (Croz) Crosby passed away. He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soul mate Jan and his son Django.”

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David Crosby and his wife since 1987, Jan Dance.

David Crosby and his wife since 1987, Jan Dance.
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The statement continued: “Although he is no longer here with us, his humanity and good soul will continue to guide and inspire us. His legacy will live on through his legendary music. Peace, love and harmony to all who knew and touched David. He will be greatly missed. At this time, we respectfully and kindly ask for privacy as we grieve and try to process our deep loss. Thank you for the love and prayers.”

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Crosby was first inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 as a member of the Byrds. In 1997, he was inducted a second time as a member of Crosby, Stills & Nash.

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