Tributes Pour In After The Eagles' Glenn Frey Passes Away at 67
Glenn Frey, a founding member of the legendary rock band The Eagles, died Monday in New York City at the age of 67.
Frey “fought a courageous battle” for the past several weeks, according to his publicist, but succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.
“Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community and millions of fans worldwide,” his publicist said.
Glenn co-wrote and sang on most of the Eagles' smash hits, including "Take It Easy," "Tequila Sunrise," "Lyin' Eyes," and "Heartache Tonight," to name a few.
He also co-wrote "Hotel California" and "Desperado" with Don Henley, and took home 6 Grammys with the band, in addition to being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Eagles released a statement following Frey's passing:
Many members of the music world also turned to social media to pay their respects:
Glenn Fry - our condolences to friends and family. Rest In Peace.
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) January 18, 2016
R.I. P. Glenn Frey. Deepest condolences to his family and #Eagles.
— Carole King (@Carole_King) January 18, 2016
So saddened and shocked by the loss of Glenn Frey. Thank you for the music that paved the way for so many others.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) January 18, 2016
Glenn Frey, you will be sorely missed. Thank you for all you gave us.
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) January 18, 2016
Glenn Frey. I’m shocked. A brilliant songwriter and a really good guy. Talented, funny, cynical and sweet. - Huey pic.twitter.com/fgFVlZOEnX
— Huey Lewis (@Huey_Lewis_News) January 18, 2016
RIP, Glenn Frey. Travel to the stars safely, bro. pic.twitter.com/jVDPy5zkLe
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) January 18, 2016
SHOCKED to report the death of GLENN FREY. Eagle & brilliant songwriter. We shared some memories at RRHOF. Shocked.. pic.twitter.com/0uVYgaKVIT
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) January 18, 2016
R.I.P. Glen Frey....Thank you for all the great songs and powerful lyrics...Jesus can the reaper please take break for awhile.....
— ⚡️ Nikki Sixx ⚡️ (@NikkiSixx) January 18, 2016
....sigh Glenn Frey belongs to the city still. damn man. all these legends man.....#TheEagles
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) January 18, 2016
Joining the heavenly band... RIP Glenn Frey... https://t.co/U8O5flGuKx
— Micky Dolenz (@TheMickyDolenz1) January 18, 2016
One of the greatest voices, musicians, contributors and collaborators to rock n roll music has passed away. RIP Glenn Frey
— Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller) January 18, 2016
My heart is saddened by the loss of one of the greatest!! May you rest in peace Glenn Frey..
— Chase Bryant (@chasebryant) January 18, 2016
Glenn Frey was a friend and a wonderful man...we will all miss you Take It Easy:)
— Clay Walker (@ClayWalker) January 18, 2016
— Hillary Scott (@HillaryScottLA) January 18, 2016
Thanks for the amazing music you gave the world, Glenn Frey. #rip
— EliYoungBand (@EliYoungBand) January 18, 2016
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