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Glenn Frey’s Death: Hollywood Remembers Eagles Legend

Co-writer of ”Hotel California“ is mourned by the entertainment world following news of his death at age 67

The news of Glenn Frey’s death quickly spread on Monday, with icons from the music and movie worlds honoring the Eagles founding member, guitarist and singer.

“It may be rainin’, but there’s a rainbow above you.” We love you, #Glenn Frey,” actress and Tom Hanks‘ wife, Rita Wilson, wrote on Twitter.

“My friend from the early days, and important member of Eagles, has died. We loved you, Glenn Frey,” comedian Steve Martin said.

The musician and co-writer of hits such as “Hotel California” and “Take It Easy” recently took a turn for the worse after struggling with intestinal issues.

“Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia,” a statement on the band’s website said.

Frey’s death can be blamed in part on the medications he was taking, Eagles manager Irving Azoff later told TheWrap. “He died from complications of ulcer and colitis after being treated with drugs for his rheumatoid arthritis which he had for over 15 years.”

Frey is a six-time Grammy winner and enjoyed solo success with songs including “The Heat Is On,” from Eddie Murphy‘s 1984 classic “Beverly Hills Cop.”

His bandmate, Eagles drummer Don Henley, expressed his condolences in a lengthy statement soon after the news was announced.

“He was like a brother to me; we were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction,” Henley said. “But, the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken, even during the 14 years that the Eagles were dissolved. We were two young men who made the pilgrimage to Los Angeles with the same dream: to make our mark in the music industry.”

See the tweets below.