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.
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.
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 (@metheridge) May 13, 2020
Melissa Etheridge Announces Her Son, Beckett, Has Died https://t.co/F3WTdRwh9w
— TMZ (@TMZ) May 13, 2020