Losing a loved one is never easy, but no parent should have to experience the tragedy of having to bury their child.
That's one heartbreaking situation famous singer-songwriter, Melissa Etheridge has had to deal with, and only now is she opening up about how her son died.
Keep scrolling for the full details...
Melissa Etheridge is well known for her raspy, smoky vocals...
The album peaked at number twenty-two on the Billboard 200!
Etheridge didn't stop there...
Which people think prompted her coming out in January of the same year. She has been a gay and lesbian activist ever since.
Later that same year she released her breakthrough album Yes I Am.Its tracks I'm the Only One and Come to My Window both reached the top 30 in the United States, and the latter earned Etheridge her second Grammy award.
But it hasn't always been plain sailing for the star...In October 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent surgery and chemotherapy.
Which forced her to make a brave decision...
via: InstaAt the 2005 Grammy Awards, she returned to the stage and, while bald from chemotherapy, performed a tribute to Janis Joplin with the song "Piece of My Heart".
She has received fifteen Grammy Award nominations throughout her career, winning two, in 1993 and 1995.
But where did it all start?
One of the women was Karla Leopold, whose husband, Bill Leopold, was a manager in the music business.
Etheridge met her future wife, Julie Cypher in 1988 during a video shoot, and later had two children — their daughter Bailey and son Beckett.
The pair had previously discussed their arrangement during a TV interview in 2000.
via: Twitter"I do not believe that my children will be wanting in any way because they didn’t have a father in the home every single day," Etheridge said. "What they have in the home is two loving parents. I think that puts them ahead of the game."
While the then-couple was vacationing in Hawaii, they met up with Crosby and his wife Jan.And began discussing their want to have children, but they had a dilemma as to whom to have as a sperm donor. “And Jan said, ‘What about David?’" Which sparked the whole idea.
Crosby told Rolling Stone he didn’t hesitate at his wife’s proposition that he be the donor.
Etheridge and Cypher split up later in 2000, but they continued to co-parent.Etheridge's son Beckett had been suffering for a long time, and sadly passed away on Wednesday...
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter released a statement overnight on the tragic loss.
@andylassner @metheridge Can’t even imagine that pain. Nothing but love.— Christian Raymer (@Christian Raymer)1589410526.0
Everyone was shocked by the announcement...
via: InstagramEtheridge broke her silence on Wednesday night after announcing his death on Twitter.
The fifty-eight-year-old took to Instagram to post what had happened...
We’re sad to inform you that Melissa’s son Beckett passed away and there will not be a Concerts From Home show today. - #TeamME— Melissa Etheridge (@Melissa Etheridge)1589403784.0