Melissa Etheridge’s Son Beckett Dies at 21
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Melissa Etheridge’s Son Beckett Dies at 21

Breaking: Melissa Etheridge and Julie Cypher’s son has died at the age of 21.

The singer’s team announced the news on her Twitter.

*Update*

 Etheridge confirmed to PEOPLE her son had died from a drug overdose.

“Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction,” she told PEOPLE in a statement.

“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,” she continued.

“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,” the heartbroken star said.

Melissa Etheridge performs in concert during her “Medicine Show Tour” at The American Music Theatre on Monday, May 6, 2019, in Lancaster, Pa. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP)

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