The main person behind one of the greatest rock hits of all time Hotel California, sadly isn't with us anymore. Eagles Guitarist Glenn Frey died at 67 yesterday, January 18, 2016 in New York City.
Glenn was also the co-founder of the famous rock band Eagles. Reportedly, the cause of his death was a combination of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia.
His demise was confirmed on the website of his band. The joint statement from Don Henley and Joe Walsh read,
'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 musician also had a history of intestinal problems. He had a surgery in November, but the condition took a worse turn in the later stages.
Glenn had co-written and sung most of Eagles hits. It included, Take it Easy, Tequila Sunrise, Lyin' Eyes, New Kid In Town and Heartache Tonight.
Expressing his grief, Eagles frontman Henley released a statement, which read, '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.'
Many celebrities took to Twitter and Instagram to mourn the loss of the legendary rock musician. Steve Martin posted,
'Shocker. My friend from the early days, and important member of Eagles, has died. We loved you, Glenn Frye'
Glenn , as a member of Eagles won six Grammys and five American Music Awards. His band was also induced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.