David Crosby wanted to call Graham Nash to apologise before passing
“I wouldn’t put it past him to know that he was actually at the very end.”
Graham Nash and David Crosby. Credit: Sergione Infuso – Corbis / Getty
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In an interview with AARP, Nash revealed that Crosby had contacted him as he wanted to apologise. “The fact is that we were getting a little closer at the end,” he shared. “He had sent me a voicemail saying that he wanted to talk to apologise, and could we set up a time to talk. I emailed him back and said, ‘OK, call me at 11 o’clock tomorrow your time, which is two o’clock on the East Coast.’ He never called, and then he was gone.”
Nash did not discount the possibility that Crosby knew his days were numbered when he proposed the call, explaining, “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 also detailed the various health issues Crosby has suffered throughout the years, resulting in a liver transplant and seven stents in his arteries.
“It [Crosby’s voicemail] was very significant for me. It made David’s death a little easier for me because I realised 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,” he concluded.
Crosby passed away on January 19 at the age of 81. First rising to fame as part of the original line-up of the Californian rock band The Byrds, Crosby left the group in 1967 before recruiting Stephen Stills and Graham Nash to form the supergroup trio Crosby, Stills & Nash.