Graham Nash opens up in a new interview about the final voicemail he received from David Crosby before he died.
Crosby died on January 19 at age 81. Speaking with AARP just two weeks after Crosby’s death, Nash says his former bandmate actually reached out to him about a week and half before dying.
“The fact is that we were getting a little closer at the end,” said Nash. “He had sent me a voicemail saying that he wanted to talk to apologize, and could we set up a time to talk. I emailed him back and said, ‘Okay, call me at eleven o’clock tomorrow your time, which is two o’clock on the East Coast.’ He never called, and then he was gone.”
When asked whether or not Crosby knew he was dying, Nash responded, “You know, I’ve thought about that myself. He was a very intelligent man. I wouldn’t put it past him to know that he was actually at the very end.” Nash admitted that Crosby’s passing was anticipated for nearly two decades due to his poor health.
Nash touched on how Crosby had contracted COVID for a second time while rehearsing for some upcoming performances. Coincidentally, Stephen Stills’ son, Christopher, was playing in Crosby’s band.
“[Christopher] said that he was so happy that David was happy, smiling and laughing that we had been in contact,” said Nash. “I got the same message from David’s son, James. He said that David was ecstatic that we were back in contact.”