Melissa Etheridge’s son Beckett Cypher dead at 21

Singer Melissa Etheridge abruptly cancelled a Concert from Home she had scheduled for Wednesday, announcing on Twitter than her son Beckett Cypher had died.

Beckett Cypher, 21, was one of two children Etheridge had with filmmaker Julie Cypher, the former wife of actor Lou Diamond Phillips. Daughter Bailey Jean Cypher was born the year before Beckett. Etheridge and Julie Cypher split in 2000.

Julie Cypher conceived both Beckett and Bailey Jean by artificial insemination with sperm from singer David Crosby, TMZ said.

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Etheridge had been performing Concerts from Home daily since the early days of coronavirus pandemic.

Beckett’s death was announced by social media posts from Etheridge’s team, which did not say what caused her son’s death.

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[Featured image: Melissa Etheridge and son Beckett Cypher at Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in 2011. Credit: Kathy Hutchins/]