Melissa Etheridge’s son Beckett with ex-partner Julie Cypher has died. He was 21.
“We are sad to announce that Melissa’s son Beckett has passed away and there will be no Concerts From Home show today – #TeamME” the musician’s Twitter account posted on Wednesday.
No cause of death was announced. Etheridge has been hosting Facebook Live Singalongs since mid-March.
“Unfortunately, we can confirm that the news is true,” Etheridge representatives said in an email to The Post, adding that “they currently have no additional explanation.”
The condolences of celebrities who heard of the death of the 21-year-old immediately came.
“Oh my god, oh my god, no. Prayers and love for Melissa Rest In Peace, dear Beckett. ” said Rosanne Arquette.
“Oh no! Please give her my deepest sympathy.” wrote Liz Phair.
“My God. It’s incredibly heartbreaking.” said Andy Lassner.
The singer “Come to My Window” met Cypher in 1986 on the set of the video for her single “Bring Me Some Water”. At that time, Cypher was married to actor Lou Diamond Phillips, but they separated in 1990 and they had daughter Bailey, 23, and Beckett with the Grammy winner. They revealed that their sperm donor was musician David Crosby.
“I don’t think my kids will be deficient in any way because they don’t have a father in the house every day,” Etheridge said in an interview about “60 minutes” in 2000. “What they have in the house.” is two loving parents. I think that puts them ahead of the game. “
Later that year, the two separated and Etheridge started dating actress Tammy Lynn Michaels. In 2006, Michaels gave birth to twins Johnnie Rose and Steven Miller through an anonymous sperm donor.
The couple separated in 2010 and in 2014 Etheridge married Linda Wallem, co-creator of “Nurse Jackie”.
Before greeting Bailey and Beckett, Etheridge spoke to The Advocate in 1999 about the desire for children.
“I think the more gay parents raise good, strong, compassionate people, the better the world will be,” she said.