The son of Melissa Etheridge, Beckett Cypher died at the age of 21 while he was struggling with Opioid addiction. On May 14, 2020, Melissa revealed the news via her Twitter account. Explaining about Beckett Cypher’s cause of death, she wrote:
“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.“
Beckett Cypher was born when she was in a relationship with her former partner Julie Cypher. Matter of fact, Beckett was born in 1998 after being artificially inseminated.
— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) May 14, 2020
As per the reports, Beckett Cypher was struggling with Opioid addiction, the only cause of his death. Although there is grief of losing a son, Etheridge while addressing the cause of death said:
“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.“
with the heavy heart, we are unfortunate to write the death of Beckett Cypher. We pray for his soul to rest in peace.
The term opioid refers to any drug or chemical that binds opioid receptors of the brain. Additionally, the human body creates its own opioids called endorphins, but when we are talking opioid addiction, opioid is those which are created in a laboratory or manufactured by plants.
Etheridge and Cypher initially kept secret about the biological father of Beckett Cypher. Furthermore, the couple later disclosed that it was singer David Crosby who is also the biological father of his sister, Bailey Jean.
Melissa Etheridge is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist who got into people’s attention after self-titled debut album Melissa Etheridge. Additionally, she is a lesbian by sexual orientation. Moreover, she is currently in a relationship with Linda Wallem (m. 2014).
Besides, she was previously in a relationship with Tammy Lynn Michaels (m. 2003; div. 2010) and Julie Cypher (1990–2000). Similarly, she is currently parenting 3 children named, Bailey Jean Cypher, Miller Steven Etheridge, Johnnie Rose Etheridge.