Artist Spotlight: Glenn Frey, Eagles Guitarist, Dies at 67 (VIDEO & PHOTO)
It’s another sad week in music. We lost another great, Eagles guitarist, Glenn Frey. Frey died at the age of 67 in New York City on Jan. 18 after suffering complications from rheumatoid arthritis, colitis, and pneumonia.
Frey’s family and band members released the following statement:
“Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.
The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery.
Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide.”
Frey co-founded the Eagles with Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner. The band’s influence and popularity surged in the 1970’s with “Hotel California” being the one their biggest hits.
Fans around the world, including fellow musicians, are mourning Frey’s death.
RIP, Glenn Frey. Travel to the stars safely, bro. pic.twitter.com/jVDPy5zkLe
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) January 18, 2016
— Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw) January 19, 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
Sad day. My heart goes out to Cindy and the members of the Eagles and his entire family of friends and fan who loved him so. #RIPGlennFrey
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) January 18, 2016
R.I. P. Glenn Frey. Deepest condolences to his family and #Eagles.
— Carole King (@Carole_King) January 18, 2016