Hours after Melissa Etheridge’s crew revealed on social media that her 21-year-old son, Beckett Cypher, had died, the Grammy winner issued an announcement about her heartbreaking loss. On Wednesday evening, Etheridge wrote on Twitter that Beckett died from opioid habit.
“At present I joined the a whole lot of hundreds of households who’ve misplaced family members to opioid habit,” wrote the 58-year-old singer. “My son Beckett, who was simply 21, struggled to beat his habit and at last succumbed to it at the moment.”
— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) Might 14, 2020
Etheridge wrote that her son shall be missed by those that liked him, his household and associates. She admitted that her coronary heart is damaged, however she is grateful for many who have reached out to her with their condolences.
The Come To My Window singer says that she feels the love and honest grief from those that have reached out, and he or she additionally confessed that she and her household are fighting what else they might have accomplished to save lots of Beckett.
“In the long run, we all know he’s out of the ache now,” wrote Etheridge. “I’ll sing once more, quickly. It has at all times healed me.”
Etheridge and her ex-partner, Julie Cypher, met in 1986 on the set of the music video Convey Me Some Water. Cypher was married to Lou Diamond Phillips on the time, however once they cut up in 1990 Cypher began courting Etheridge.
Cypher and Etheridge welcomed their daughter Bailey in 1997, and Beckett was born two years later. The couple ultimately revealed that they used music legend David Crosby as a sperm donor.
After Etheridge and Cypher cut up in 2000, the singer had a relationship with actress Tammy Lynn Michaels. The previous couple welcomed twins in 2006 – Johnnie Rose and Miller Steven. Melissa Etheridge is now married to Nurse Jackie co-creator Linda Wallem.
Bailey Cypher took to Instagram on Wednesday to precise her grief over the lack of her brother. The 23-year-old posted three childhood photographs of her and Beckett and he or she wrote within the caption that she didn’t know what to say.
“At present we misplaced my brother. Too heartbroken and overwhelmed to be eloquent however admire all those that have reached out. I really like you, Beckett. Fly excessive and watch over us,” wrote Bailey Cypher.