Melissa Etheridge’s son Beckett with ex-partner Julie Cypher has died. He was 21.
“We’re unhappy to tell you that Melissa’s son Beckett handed away and there is not going to be a Concert events From Dwelling present at the moment. – #TeamME,” the musician’s Twitter account posted on Wednesday.
No reason for demise was disclosed. Etheridge has been internet hosting Fb Stay singalongs since mid-March.
“We are able to, sadly, verify the information is true,” Etheridge’s reps stated in an e-mail to The Publish, including that they “don’t have a further assertion at this time.”
Condolences instantly started pouring in from celebrities studying of the 21-year-old’s demise.
“Oh my God oh my God no. Prayers and like to Melissa Relaxation In Peace expensive Beckett,” stated Rosanne Arquette.
“Oh no! Please give her my deepest sympathy,” wrote Liz Phair.
“My god. That is unfathomably heartbreaking,” stated Andy Lassner.
The “Come to My Window” singer met Cypher in 1988 on the set of the video for her single, “Carry Me Some Water.” On the time, Cypher was married to actor Lou Diamond Phillips, however they break up in 1990, and he or she went on to have daughter Bailey, 23, and Beckett with the Grammy winner. They revealed that their sperm donor was musician David Crosby.
“I don’t consider that my youngsters shall be wanting in any means as a result of they didn’t have a father within the dwelling each single day,” Etheridge stated in an interview on “60 Minutes” in 2000. “What they’ve within the dwelling is 2 loving mother and father. I feel that places them forward of the sport.”
Later that yr, the pair break up, and Etheridge began courting actress Tammy Lynn Michaels. In 2006, Michaels gave start to twins Johnnie Rose and Steven Miller through an nameless sperm donor.
The couple separated in 2010, and Etheridge wed “Nurse Jackie” co-creator Linda Wallem in 2014.
Earlier than welcoming Bailey and Beckett, Etheridge spoke to The Advocate in 1999 about wanting youngsters.
“I feel that the extra homosexual mother and father increase good, robust, compassionate individuals, the higher the world shall be,” she stated.