I don’t know what is going on in the world, but we have lost yet another legend of rock and roll. TMZ.com reported that Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey that, “the cause of death was a combination of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia.” The Eagles Facebook page also released a statement saying:
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016.
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.
Cindy Frey | Taylor Frey | Deacon Frey | Otis Frey
Don Henley | Joe Walsh | Timothy B. Schmit | Bernie Leadon | Irving Azoff
Glenn was such an integral part of the Eagles as he co-wrote and sang some of the bands biggest hits like Take It Easy, Hotel California (co-written with Don Henley), Heartache Tonight, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado (also co-written with Don Henley), Tequila Sunrise, and one of my personal favorite non-Eagles track You Belong To The City. Don Henley commented saying, “He was like a brother to me; we were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken. We built something that has lasted longer than anyone could have dreamed. But Glenn was the one who started it all. It will be very strange going forward in a world without him in it. But I will be grateful, every day, that he was in my life. Rest in peace, my brother. You did what you set out to do, and then some.” The world lost another legend, Glenn Frey was only 67. R.I.P. Glenn Frey (November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016).