May 13, 2020|7: 35pm |UpdatedMay 13, 2020 | 8: 03pm
Melissa Etheridge with son Beckett.
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Melissa Etheridge’s son Beckett with ex-partner Julie Cypher has died. He was 21.
“We’re sad to inform you that Melissa’s son Beckett passed away and there is probably no longer a Live presentations From Home point to today. – #TeamME,” the musician’s Twitter account posted on Wednesday.
No cause of death was disclosed. Etheridge has been hosting Facebook Live singalongs since mid-March.
“We can, unfortunately, affirm the news is apt,” Etheridge’s reps said in an email to The Post, adding that they “don’t have an additional statement at this time.”
Condolences immediately began pouring in from celebrities learning of the 21-year-used’s death.
“Oh my God oh my God no. Prayers and adore to Melissa Relaxation In Peace dear Beckett,” said Rosanne Arquette.
“Oh no! Please give her my deepest sympathy,” wrote Liz Phair.
“My god. Here’s unfathomably heartbreaking,” said Andy Lassner.
The “Come to My Window” singer met Cypher in 1986 on the state of the video for her single, “Bring Me Some Water.” At the time, Cypher was married to actor Lou Diamond Phillips, nonetheless they carve up in 1990, and she went on to have daughter Bailey, 23, and Beckett with the Grammy winner. They revealed that their sperm donor was musician David Crosby.
“I design no longer dangle that my teenagers can be wanting in any way because they didn’t have a father in the dwelling every single day,” Etheridge said in an interview on “60 Minutes” in 2000. “What they have in the dwelling is 2 loving parents. I think that puts them ahead of the game.”
Later that year, the pair carve up, and Etheridge started dating actress Tammy Lynn Michaels. In 2006, Michaels gave beginning to twins Johnnie Rose and Steven Miller via an anonymous sperm donor.
The couple separated in 2010, and Etheridge wed “Nurse Jackie” co-creator Linda Wallem in 2014.
Ahead of welcoming Bailey and Beckett, Etheridge spoke to The Advocate in 1999 about wanting teenagers.
“I think that the extra gay parents raise apt, great, compassionate of us, the better the area can be,” she said.