Glenn Frey, guitarist and co-founder of the famous rock band The Eagles, has died of "complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia," according to a statement on the band's website. Frey was 67 years old.
He was not only one of the band's founding members, but also co-wrote many of their biggest hits, including "Hotel California," "Take It Easy," and "One of These Nights." The band's compilation album Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 is the second-highest selling album in American history (after Michael Jackson's Thriller), moving over 29 million copies according to Billboard. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
A number of artists tweeted their condolences and memories of the famous musician.
R.I. P. Glenn Frey. Deepest condolences to his family and #Eagles.— Carole King (@Carole_King) January 18, 2016
....sigh Glenn Frey belongs to the city still. damn man. all these legends man.....#TheEagles— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) January 18, 2016
Glenn Frey, you will be sorely missed. Thank you for all you gave us.— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) January 18, 2016
Glenn Fry - our condolences to friends and family. Rest In Peace.— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) January 18, 2016