Melissa Etheridge’s son, Beckett Cypher, dies after opioid addiction struggle

Melissa Etheridge’s son, Beckett Cypher, dies after opioid addiction struggle

Melissa Etheridge has confirmed the death of her son Beckett Cypher following his struggles with opioid addiction.

The star, best known for songs including Aint It Heavy and Come To My Window, wrote a tribute to Beckett Cypher, one of her two children with former partner Julie Cypher, on Instagram.

“My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to it today,” she said. “He will be missed by those who loved him, his family and friends.”