10:24 PM EST 1/21/2016
Through the band's official website, complete with heart-felt messages from family and past co-workers, the Glenn Frey's death was confirmed. The Eagle's beloved guitarist departed aged 67 on Monday, January 18. Supporters of the musician send their last goodbyes to their music idol.
Frey's family and fellow band members spoke about the immense love and respect they have for this great soul who has always been extremely supportive to everyone around him. It's not shocking, though still overwhelming, how many people are sending their warmth and love to the musician and his family.
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For the record, the Eagles had been the most successful band that came of power during the 1970s. All the hits from the band are still known, recognized and very much popular to this generation. One of which is the "Hotel California" that came in the year 1976 according to the Huffington Post.
In the year 1971, Frey co-founded the band together with Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner. He shared a piece of his composition and co-wrote the legendary song "Hotel California" together with Henley and Felder, which basically kick started their career.
BBC says, the Eagles managed to sell across more than 150 million albums across the globe, whereas "Hotel California" was one of their best-selling albums. Frey also composed several of the band's hit songs like "Heartache Tonight" and "Lyin' Eyes" and took people to hum on these tunes for years.
There were many posts on the band's website from different people in the industry, mourning for the rock icon, expressing their condolences and extending their concern to the family of the bereaved guitarist. The crowd also reminisced about the artist's stints and great passion for music.
The statement of Frey's family and friends can be seen on the band's website. Prior to his death, Frey struggled for life, combating with multiple complications like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia. Frey also battled against numerous intestinal disorders.
In November 2015, due to his serious health condition, the band suspended their show on December 6 which was supposed be held at the Kennedy Center Honors. The show was rescheduled for this year, but this tragic news happened. No further updates yet on the status of this certain concert.
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