Sometimes people work to hard. Tom Petty pushed himself past the breaking point and the "little helpers" he was using didn't help at all.Crosby wasn't suffering from a prolonged illness, as stated to the media directly after his passing. Those collaborating with Crosby say he was working right up till the end.
"If there’s one word that sums up David Crosby’s state at the very end of his life, it might be: working. That’s according to friends who’d been collaborating with him up until the week — and even the day — that he died. Crosby was not only working on a new album but had assembled and rehearsed a new band for his first gig since prior to the pandemic, which was within days of going on sale when he suddenly died Jan. 18. Plans for a tour were being made, too, with the intention of being out on the road this summer.
The portrait his collaborators paint, of a man who couldn’t have been making more plans, stands in contrast to the wrong impression some might have been left with, that Crosby was laid up suffering from a fatal illness in his last days."
David Crosby Was Working on a Planned Tour and New Album Up to the Day He Died