Celebrities, fans mourn the death of the Eagles’ Glenn Frey

Celebs and fans all over the world are mourning the death of guitarist and founding member of the Eagles, Glenn Frey, who has died at 67 years old.

Musicians, celebrities and fans took to social media on Monday to pay tribute and remember Frey.

Bette Midler

 

 

 

 

Steve Martin

 

 

 

Rita Wilson

 

 

 

 
Many also shared pictures of Frey, expressing their shock to hear the news of his passing.

 

Huey Lewis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bruce Kulick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Stanley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elaine Hendrix

 

 

 

 

 

Fellow musicians also used social media to thank Frey for his contribution.

 

 

Travis Tritt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Paisley

 

 

 

 

 

Sheryl Crow

 

 

 

 

 

And even some politicians chimed in on Twitter also.

Dr. Ben Carson

 

 

 

 

 

On Monday, Frey’s family released a statement on his website, affirming his departure.
“Glenn fought a courageous battle for the last few weeks but, unfortunately, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia. The Frey family wish to thank everyone who joined this fight to be fought by Glenn and expected and prayed for his recovery. Words can neither describe our grief, nor our love and regard for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans world-wide.”

Frey was lead vocalist on the Eagles’ breakthrough hit, “Take It Easy,” a song mainly composed by Jackson Browne that came out in 1972. His other showcases included “Peaceful Easy Feeling,” ”Already Gone” and “New Kid in Town.”

Bandmate Don Henley said, “He was like a brother to me … We were two young men who made the pilgrimage to Los Angeles with exactly the same vision: to make our mark in the music industry — and with perseverance, a deep love of music, our coalition with other great musicians and our manager, Irving Azoff, we constructed something that has lasted longer than anyone could have dreamed. But, Glenn was the one who started it all. He was the man with the plan, the spark plug. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of popular music along with a work ethic that wouldn’t cease.”

 

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The band members in 1977: Don Henly, drums; Joe Walsh, guitar; Randy Meisner, bass; Glenn Frey, guitar; and Don Felder, guitar. AP

 

 

Frey underwent surgery in November. The Eagles were supposed to play at the Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 6, but canceled because of Frey’s declining well-being. At the time, the group released a statement saying Frey “has had a return of previous intestinal problems, that will need major surgery and also a long recovery period.”
Frey co-founded the Eagles with Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit in 1971, releasing their first studio album, “Eagles,” in 1972.