It’s been a series of heavy losses in the entertainment industry these past few weeks with the loss of David Bowie and Alan Rickman. Now we’re getting word from The Eagles Facebook page that the founder of the iconic rock band, Glenn Frey, has passed away. Frey was one of the great classic rockers there’s ever been, and has penned and co-penned some of the best Eagles songs on record. He was also a brilliant producer and overall brilliant human being. Below you’ll find the official statement from The Eagles Facebook page.
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
It hasn’t even been that long since Bowie’s passing and another great rocker has left the building. We join the rest of The Eagles and the world to mourn the loss of a great artist and we send our love and condolences to the Frey family. Rock on Glenn, rock on!
What was your favorite Glenn Frey song? What did you like best about Glenn? Let us know your thoughts and feel free to leave tributes in the comments below or on Google+ Facebook and Twitter.
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Last Updated on January 23, 2017.