Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey's death Monday prompted swift repsonse from fellow musicans and famous fans on social media. The guitarist and was responsible, along with songwriting partner Don Henley, for many of the band's hits, including "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast Lane."
Henley issued the following statement following the announcement of the 67-year-old's passing:
"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, 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 -- and with perseverance, a deep love of music, our alliance with other great musicians and our manager, Irving Azoff, we built something that has lasted longer than anyone could have dreamed. But, Glenn was the one who started it all. He was the spark plug, the man with the plan. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of popular music and a work ethic that wouldn't quit. He was funny, bullheaded, mercurial, generous, deeply talented and driven. He loved his wife and kids more than anything. We are all in a state of shock, disbelief and profound sorrow. We brought our two-year 'History of the Eagles Tour' to a triumphant close at the end of July and now he is gone. 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."
Midler posted on Twitter that Frey's songs perfectly captured the days of 1970s Los Angeles.
Country star McGraw tweets that Frey's music was "personally inspirational" and he leaves a timeless legacy.
Martin went online to recall Frey as a friend from the early days, adding, "We loved you."
Actor Rob Lowe tweeted the soundtrack of his life was created by Frey. Lowe says he's devastated at the loss of "one of the nicest men" he ever met.
Country singer Travis Tritt says Frey made him a better person, musician and songwriter and he "still can't believe" Frey is gone.
Huey Lewis tweets Frey was a brilliant songwriter and calls him "talented, funny, cynical and sweet."
Comedian Marc Maron calls Frey a great songwriter. And actor Miles Teller says Frey was a great voice as well.
Recording Academy chief Neil Portnow says Frey was a key part of one of the most storied bands in pop history. He says Frey's death is a "huge loss" for the music community.
Others in the music community also shared words of sympathy: