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14 May 2020 16:35

Melissa Etheridge's 21-year-old son, Beckett Cypher, has died after struggling with opioid addiction, she announced this week.

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Melissa Etheridge's 21-year-old son, Beckett Cypher, has died after struggling with opioid addiction, she announced this week. "Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction," Etheridge said in a statement 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. My heart is broken." Beckett Cypher was Etheridge's son with Julie Cypher, her ex-partner, and David Crosby was the sperm donor.

Melissa Etheridge's son dies at 21 after struggle with opioid addiction

Crosby is the biological father of Cypher and Etheridge's daughter, Bailey Jean, as well, CBS notes. "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," Etheridge wrote. Although one of the at-home concerts Etheridge has performed in recent weeks was canceled on Wednesday, she closed her heartbreaking statement by promising fans, "I will sing again, soon. It has always healed me." More stories from theweek.com The conservative victimhood complex has made America impossible to govern Texas bar owners, noting the success of scofflaw hair stylists, consider opening illegally Coronavirus will win. America needs to make a plan for failure.

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