Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s co-founder David Crosby died Thursday after suffering from a long illness, according to his representatives. He Crosby was 81.

Crosby‘s family issued a statement, writing: He was lovingly surrounded by his wife and soulmate Jan and son Django. Although he is no longer here with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us.”

Who were the members?

The iconic band Crosby, Stills, Young and Nash was initially formed by David Crosby and Stephen Stills. Later, they were joined by Graham Nash and Neil Young.

David Crosby:

The legendary artist was part of the original lineup of the Byrds and appeared on their first five albums, including the 1965 hit cover of Bob Dylan’s Mr. Tambourine Man. Born on August 14, 1941, in Los Angeles, California, he was the second son of Academy Award-winning cinematographer Floyd Crosby. He was the younger brother of musician, Ethan Crosby.

Stephen Stills:

Stephen Stills has combined record sales of over 35 million albums. He was ranked number 28 in Rolling Stone’s 2003 list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and number 47 in the 2011 list. Stills became the first person to be inducted twice with his groups on the same night into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Born in Dallas, he is the son of William Arthur Stills (1915–1986) and Talitha Quintilla Collard (1919–1996).

Graham Nash:

Graham Nash was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1997 and as a member of the Hollies in 2010. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours List for services to music and to charity. The 80-year-old holds four honorary doctorates, including one from New York Institute of Technology, one in Music from the University of Salford in 2011[6] and one in Fine Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Neil Young:

Neil Young began his solo career with his backing band Crazy Horse. He released many critically acclaimed and important albums, such as Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, After the Gold Rush, Harvest, On the Beach and Rust Never Sleeps. He was a part-time member of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

Young received several Grammy and Juno Awards. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted him twice: in 1995 as a solo artist and in 1997 as a member of Buffalo Springfield.

In 2000, Rolling Stone named Young No. 34 on their list of the 100 greatest musical artists.