Following a battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia for several weeks, Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey succumbed to complications in New York City, the band announced on social media last night.
Tributes have been flooding in on social media this morning, following his death. Queen guitarist Brian May tweeted of the news: “Some great days – in our memories for a little while longer. I’m finding this month pretty sad.”
Frey kept his illness private so his passing came as a surprise to many.
The band rose to fame in Los Angeles in the 1971, with their most famous hit ‘Hotel California’ known worldwide.
"It was music that I heard when I was at college and you'll find that it will stick with you forever." "I don't know how it will affect us [as a band] but it will certainly affect me."
Phil Aldridge, the drummer from the Eagles most famous tribute band, The Illegal Eagles.