Beckett Cypher, 21-year-old son of Melissa Etheridge, dies

Singer Melissa Etheridge's son Beckett Cypher has died.


Melissa Etheridge's 21-year-old son Beckett Cypher has died.

The death was announced Wednesday on the singer's Twitter account Wednesday.


"Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction," Etheridge wrote on Twitter. "My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to it today. He will be missed by those who loved him, his family and friends."

Beckett Cypher was one of two children Etheridge had with former partner Julie Cypher, conceived with sperm from Rock & Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby.

Their daughter Bailey Jean Cypher was born in 1997, Beckett Cypher in 1998.

The couple split in 2000.

Etheridge, a 58-year-old Grammy winner, singer-songwriter and activist, also has 13-year-old twins.