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Melissa Etheridge loses son Beckett at the age of 21



Here is another sad news coming from the family of Etheridge has it that they have lost their son Becket at the age of 21

The sad news was announced by Melissa  herself on Twitter revealing that she is heartbreaking over the death of her son Beckett  on Wednesday. Although no cause of death was shared, Etheridge’s rep has no comment at this time.


“We’re sad to inform you that Melissa’s son Beckett passed away and there will not be a Concerts From Home show today,” the tweet from Etheridge’s Twitter page stated. The post quickly filled with fans and friends expressing their condolences and sending their well-wishes.

The late Beckettt was born in 1998 through an artificial insemination. Julie and her partner also had daughter Bailey Jean in February 1997. The pair split in 2000.

Etheridge has made so many donors with intention of expanding her family linage with her opening up about using donors to expand her family in an exclusive interview with Peopleonline she said:

“There’s nothing like taking the responsibility or creating the responsibility of bringing a human being into this world and helping it in its first years,” she said. “It doesn’t matter the equation that gets you there or what you are to that person. It doesn’t matter at all. It is the bond between you and the child.”

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According to rumors, Cypher was married to actor Lo Diamond Phillips until their sudden breakup in 1991 separated them.

Etheridge came out publicly as lesbian in January 1993 at the Triangle Ball, a gay celebration of President Bill Clinton’s first inauguration. Etheridge supported Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign and since coming out, has been a gay rights activist. She is also an advocate for environmental issues and in 2006, she toured the US and Canada using biodiesel.

Etheridge had a long-term partnership with Julie Cypher, and their relationship received coverage in The Advocate, when an interview with editor Judy Wieder done in Amsterdam, “The Great Dyke Hope,” was released in July 1994. In it, Etheridge answered Wieder’s questions about why the couple wanted to have children: “I think one of the many fears people have about homosexuality is around children. I think that the more gay parents raise good, strong, compassionate people, the better the world will be.”

During this partnership, Cypher gave birth to two children, Bailey Jean and Beckett. Cypher became pregnant via artificial insemination using sperm donated by musician David Crosby.

Etheridge and Cypher separated on September 19, 2000.


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