Singer Melissa Etheridge announced Wednesday that her and filmmaker Julie Cypher’s 21-year-aged son Beckett Cypher, has died immediately after shedding his fight with opioid habit.
“Nowadays I joined the hundreds of countless numbers of households who have dropped loved types to opioid dependancy. My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to triumph over his habit and lastly succumbed to it today,” Etheridge wrote on Twitter. “…My heart is damaged.”
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“We struggle with what else we could have finished to conserve him, and in the end we know he is out of agony now,” she continued.
Cypher gave birth to Beckett in 1998 soon after getting artificially inseminated. Though Etheridge and Cypher initially stored the identity of the biological father a key, they afterwards discovered it was singer David Crosby, who is also the biological father of the pair’s daughter, Bailey Jean.
Followers, celebrities and companies quickly sent messages of assistance after the information of Beckett’s demise was announced.
Etheridge has been hosting stay performances on social media in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, but Wednesday’s “live performance from household” session was canceled. In the announcement of Beckett’s demise, Etheridge claimed, “I will sing once again, before long. It has always healed me.”