Musicians, other celebs react to death of Glenn Frey

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Posted: Jan 18, 2016 9:27 PM
Musicians, other celebs react to death of Glenn Frey

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Musicians and other celebrities react to the death Monday of Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey:

— "I'm not sure I believe in fate, but I know that crossing paths with Glenn Lewis Frey in 1970 changed my life forever, and it eventually had an impact on the lives of millions of other people all over the planet. 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." — Don Henley in a statement.

— "Shocker. My friend from the early days, and important member of Eagles, has died. We loved you, Glenn Frey." — Steve Martin on Twitter.

— "One of Lady A's biggest influences has always been The Eagles. Heartbroken to hear we lost another great music icon. #rip #glennfrey" — Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum on Twitter.

— "Glenn Frey and the music he created alone and with The Eagles have been such an inspiration to me. We first met at the video shoot for my version of 'Take It Easy' in 1993. He always went out of his way to acknowledge and encourage me ever since. I'm a better person, better musician and a better songwriter having met him. I still can't believe he is gone!" — Travis Tritt in a statement.

— "sigh Glenn Frey belongs to the city still. damn man. all these legends man.....#TheEagles" — Questlove on Twitter.

— "RIP, Glenn Frey. Travel to the stars safely, bro." — Ryan Adams on Twitter.

— "SHOCKED to report the death of GLENN FREY. Eagle & brilliant songwriter. We shared some memories at RRHOF. Shocked." — Paul Stanley of KISS on Twitter.

— "His music was personally inspirational, his impact immeasurable, his legacy timeless. #glennfrey #heartachetonight" — Tim McGraw on Twitter.

— "Glenn Frey was an integral part of one of the most storied bands in pop history. His songwriting, especially with bandmate Don Henley, resulted in some of the biggest hits and standards of the '70s... Glenn's untimely passing is a huge loss for the music community, and we offer our condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and fans." — Recording Academy chief Neil Portnow in a statement.

— "RIP Glen Frey. Great songwriter. Whether you like it or not." — Marc Maron on Twitter.

— "One of the greatest voices, musicians, contributors and collaborators to rock n roll music has passed away. RIP Glenn Frey" — Actor Miles Teller on Twitter.

— "RIP Glenn Frey. It seems like forever that the Eagles music coincided with my entire adult life. Say it ain't so." — Comedian Richard Lewis on Twitter.

— Glenn Frey, founding member of the Eagles, a band I just loved, has died. His songs, those sounds, perfectly captured those days. 70s LA..." — Bette Midler on Twitter.

— "Now we have Lost Glenn Frey who was a member of the Eagles. The Eagles released my favorite album of all time "Hotel California." His talent will be missed. We also lost a magnificent actor and true human being Alan Rickman who was in all the Harry Potter films plus gave amazing performances many of his 50 plus other films. My heart has been broken with the loss of so much great talent. Please remember both of them for the Great contributions they have given all of us and the entertainment world." Singer Meat Loaf on Facebook.

— "Glenn Frey. I'm shocked. A brilliant songwriter and a really good guy. Talented, funny, cynical and sweet." — Singer Huey Lewis on Twitter.