Glenn Frey’s music could be safely categorised as soft rock.
But his decades-long career touched many lives, and moved many people. Many of the tunes he wrote for, and performed with, The Eagles, have become classic.
On Monday evening, as news of the 67-year-old’s death broke in New York, celebrities and music fans alike paid tribute to the guitarist, singer and composer.
RIP, Glenn Frey. Travel to the stars safely, bro. pic.twitter.com/jVDPy5zkLe— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) January 18, 2016
Frey died of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, the band said on its website. He had fought the ailments for the past several weeks, the band said.
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
“The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery,” the statement said.
R.I. P. Glenn Frey. Deepest condolences to his family and #Eagles.— Carole King (@Carole_King) January 18, 2016
Guitarist Frey and drummer Don Henley formed The Eagles in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, along with guitarist Bernie Leadon and bassist Randy Meisner.
Glenn Fry - our condolences to friends and family. Rest In Peace.— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) January 18, 2016
The Associated Press said that an Eagles greatest hits collection from the mid-1970s and Hotel California are among the best-selling albums in history.
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
Frey was born in Detroit and was raised in its suburbs. His solo hits include The Heat Is On and Smuggler’s Blues.
The Eagles split up in 1980 but reunited in 1994 and were one of the world's most popular concert acts, the AP said.
The band, which for years was made up of Frey, Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B Schmit, was supposed to have been honoured at the Kennedy Centre last month.Reuse content