US singer Melissa Etheridge has lost her son. 21-year-old Beckett Cypher died of substance abuse at the age of only 21.
"Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who lost their loved ones because of opioid addiction," writes melancholy Melissa Etheridge on Twitter. “My son Beckett, who was only 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and eventually succumbed to it today. He will be missed by all who loved him. "
Beckett Cypher was the son of Melissa Etheridge (58) and her former partner Julie Cypher (55). The lesbian rocker and filmmaker Cypher had a relationship in the 1990s. Cypher gave birth to Beckett in 1998, the year before daughter Bailey was born. Sperm donor was a close friend of the couple: veteran rocker David Crosby (78) from Crosby, Stills and Nash.
From a later relationship with actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, Etheridge had twins born in 2006. She has been married to producer and actress Linda Wallem since 2014.
“We are struggling with how we could have saved him. In the end, we know that he is in no pain now, ”the Grammy president mourns for her eldest son and promises to sing again soon. "It always healed me."