“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 Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery. Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide”.
Cindy Frey | Taylor Frey | Deacon Frey | Otis Frey| Don Henley | Joe Walsh | Timothy B. Schmit | Bernie Leadon | Irving Azoff
Questo il triste e toccante annuncio della morte di Glenn Frey scomparso a New York all’età di 67 anni (“a combination of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia”). Il chitarrista di Detroit, che a novembre era stato operato all’intestino, aveva iniziato la sua carriera artistica alla fine degli anni ’60 collaborando con Bob Seger. Poi dopo l’esperienza a nome Longbranch Pennywhistle ecco l’avventura Eagles con i quali co-firmerà tutti i più grandi classici. Allo scioglimento del gruppo Frey intraprenderà una carriera solista di grande successo mettendo anche lo zampino nei singoli di celebri soundtrack (“Miami Vice”/’You Belong To The City’ dove partecipa anche come attore, “Beverly Hills Cop”/’The Heat Is On’, “Ghostbusters”/’Flip City’ e “Thelma & Louise”/’Part of Me, Part of You’). Cinque i dischi a suo nome, l’ultimo dei quali ‘After Hours’ pubblicato nel 2012.
Don Henley lo ricorda così: “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. We built something that has lasted longer than anyone could have dreamed. But Glenn was the one who started it all. It will be very strange going forward in a world without him in it. But I will be grateful, every day, that he was in my life. Rest in peace, my brother. You did what you set out to do, and then some”.