According to media reports, American singer-songwriter David Crosby has died at the age of 81.

"It is with deep sadness that we report that our beloved David 'Croz' Crosby has passed away," the musician's family said.

"His life's work will live on forever through his legendary music".

David Crosby was a founding member of two of the best-known folk-pop bands of the 1960s, The Byrds and Crosby and Stills & Nash.

Crosby is one of the few to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice.

According to the BBC, Crosby died surrounded by his wife and family.