Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2020-08-05
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Melissa Etheridge's son dies at age 21
2020-05-14

facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


Beckett Cypher—the son of Melissa Etheridge and her former partner Julie Cypher—died, according to media reports. He was 21.

Etheridge, on Twitter, said, "Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction. My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to it today. He will be missed by those who loved him, his family and friends.

"My heart is broken. I am grateful for those who have reached out with condolences and I feel their love and sincere grief.

"We struggle with what else we could have done to save him, and in the end we know he is out of the pain now.

"I will sing again, soon. It has always healed me."

Etheridge and Cypher also share a daughter, Bailey. Both children were conceived using artificial insemination and a sperm donation from musician David Crosby. Etheridge—who is now married to TV exec Linda Wallem—also has twins with actress/ex-partner Tammy Lynn Michaels, who gave birth in 2006.


facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

WCPA names William Southerland as new artistic director 2020-08-05 - Local LGBTQ+ choral organization Windy City Performing Arts ( WCPA ) has named Dr. William Southerland as the artistic director of Windy City ...


Gay News

SHOWBIZ Janet Mock, 'Pose,' Joan Jett, Sam Smith, 'Digging Up Dorothy' 2020-08-04 - Transgender writer/director/author Janet Mock is teaming with actor Jeremy Pope ( who has received an Emmy nod for his role in the Ryan ...


Gay News

Ken Ilio, one of the first gay men to marry in Illinois, dies at 63 2020-08-02 - Keneth Yerro Ilio—who became one of the first gay men to wed in Illinois when he married Ron Dorfman in December 2013—has died ...


Gay News

Lollapalooza running virtually July 30-Aug. 2 2020-07-30 - The annual Chicago music event Lollapalooza is running virtually ( because of the COVID-19 pandemic ) July 30-Aug. 2 on its YouTube channel. ...


Gay News

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus mourns loss of two civil-rights leaders 2020-07-25 - Springfield, IL-July 22, 2020—The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus ( ILBC ) joins the country in mourning the loss of two heroes and iconic ...


Gay News

Five Worth Finding: Bill T. Jones book, Music Box thriller and more 2020-07-22 - —Story/Time: The Life of an Idea: This book came out in 2014, but this is an excellent time to appreciate this tome. In ...


Gay News

NATIONAL Pioneering scientist dies, flag controversy, panic defense 2020-07-21 - Flossie Wong-Staal—a molecular virologist most famous for co-discovering and first cloning HIV—died July 8 of complications from pneumonia in La Jolla, California, at ...


Gay News

SHOWBIZ: Ellen, Scooby-Doo, 'Survivor,' LGBTQ singers, Andy Cohen 2020-07-21 - The executive producers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show are responding to claims that employees experienced a toxic environment while working on the popular ...


Gay News

Civil-rights icon Congressman John Lewis dies at 80 2020-07-18 - Congressman John Lewis—who rose from humble beginnings to become an iconic politician and civil-rights activist—has died of pancreatic cancer at age 80, media ...


Gay News

PASSAGES Josef Nicholas Zumstein 2020-07-17 - Josef Nicholas Zumstein—a longtime service professional at Chicago's Mid-America Club, formerly of Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood—passed away peacefully at his home at Liberty Court ...


 



Copyright © 2020 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor


 



About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.