Dallas W. Taylor, best known for his work as a drummer with the legendary rock band Crosby, Stills, & Nash, died Sunday. He was 66.
Taylor's wife, Patti McGovern-Taylor, posted the news to Facebook saying, "This morning at 2:30 am I lost the love of my life Dallas W. Taylor. He came into my life almost 18 years ago and saved me as much as I may have saved him.
"To me he was just a good man, a good friend, a good gather, a good grandfather or Pop Pop, a great drummer and much beloved by many," she continued. "I cannot even find the words to put down to say how grateful I am for the many friends and family who have been there for both of us these many days he has spent in the hospital, especially last night. I know he is at peace. He will be missed beyond words, it is so very hard to imagine my life without him by my side, but I feel his love even as I write these words."
Taylor is best known for his performance on Crosby, Stills & Nash's 1969 debut album, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, and their follow-up with Neil Young, Deja-Vu, which was released in 1970. Unfortunately, Taylor's excessive drug use would cost him his job that same year.
After a liver transplant in 1990, five years after he'd gotten sober, Taylor went on to become an addiction counselor who specialized in interventions. In addition to his wife, his son Dallas Jr., daughter Lisa, and five grandchildren survive him.