Rocker Melissa Etheridge confirmed that her 21 year-old son Beckett Cypher passed away this week from a drug overdose. Etheridge’s heartbreaking statement is a reminder of another epidemic going on in America- opioid addiction. “Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction,” she shared. “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.”
She continued, “My heart is broken. I am grateful for those who have reached out with condolences and I feel their love and sincere grief. We struggle with what else we could have done to save him, and in the end we know he is out of the pain now.” Melissa announced the cancellation of all shows and work activities saying, “I will sing again, soon. It has always healed me.”
Ethridge used sperm donated from rocker David Crosby to conceive Beckett.