It hasn’t even been a whole month into 2016 and the world has seen more loss than it could have imagined. First music legend David Bowie passed of cancer on January 10, then Celine Dion’s husband, René Angélil, as well as British actor Alan Rickman (Harry Potter’s Severus Snape), four days later. And now, barely another four days later, Glenn Frey, part of one of America’s best-selling rock bands, the Eagles, passed away last night.
Glenn Frey, who was a founding member of the band that gave the world the evergreen hit, “Hotel California,” died at the age of 67 in New York. The musician was a patient of rheumatoid arthritis as well as acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He was also still in recovery from an intestinal surgery.
Celebrities took to Twitter to pay their respects to the late musician, whose death took the world by surprise. One Direction’s Niall Horan quoted “No More Cloudy Days” by the Eagles and tweeted, “These cloudy days, make you wanna cry. It breaks your heart when someone leaves you and you don’t know why” Glenn Frey [sic].” There couldn’t have been a more appropriate set of lines to choose as tribute to the great musician.
“These cloudy days, make you wanna cry. It breaks your heart when someone leaves and you don’t know why ” Glenn Frey
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) January 18, 2016
No. Not another. And not him. #GlennFrey
— Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels) January 19, 2016
The Newsroom star Jeff Daniels, who was in a state of shock, tweeted, “No. Not another. And not him. #GlennFrey.” Fans of the two artists replied to this with, “The #Eagles have transcend(ed) EVERY generation for almost 60 years. Still hear 18 year olds singing #HotelCalifornia #RIPGlennFrey [sic].”
Jamie Lee Curtis of True Lies and Scream Queens fame wrote, “The lights are dimmed at The Hotel California. Thanks for the soundtrack to my youth. RIP GlennFrey #musicofmygeneration [sic].” Captain America aka Chris Evans had something to say too. He tweeted one of the most simple, heartfelt message of all, “Thank you Glenn Frey. Thank you. RIP.”
Thank you Glenn Frey. Thank you. RIP
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 19, 2016
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) January 19, 2016
TV personality and Emmy Award winning journalist Anderson Cooper also shared a couple of Tweets, paying homage to Frey. Singer Cher also had something to say. To her official Twitter account she stated, “Could this be a joke…!? [sic].” Unfortunately not. Country star Tim McGraw shared a photo of Frey on Instagram and wrote,“His music was personally inspirational, his impact immeasurable, his legacy timeless. #glennfrey #heartachetonight [sic].”
JUST WOKE UP 2NEWS???? JESUS????????GLENN‼️CANT BELIEVE THIS???????? MY????IS BROKEN.BITD,HE WAS CLOSE 2MY FAMILY???? I STILL✨????✨THEM & LISTEN 2CD’s CONSTANTLY????
— Cher (@cher) January 19, 2016
Image Source: Instagram/thetimmcgraw