Musicians, celebrities react to Glenn Frey's death

Musicians and other celebrities are reacting with shock and grief over the death of Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey.

Frey, who co-founded the rock band with Don Henley, died of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia at the age of 67 on Monday.

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In statement, Henley said that crossing paths with Frey in 1970 changed his life "forever," and 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," he wrote.

"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."

Frey's death also elicited sadness and surprise from fellow musicians and other performers on social media.

Paul Stanley, the rhythm guitarist for Kiss, expressed his shock over the rock star's death, and recalled trading stories with him at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

SHOCKED to report the death of GLENN FREY. Eagle & brilliant songwriter. We shared some memories at RRHOF. Shocked.. pic.twitter.com/0uVYgaKVIT

— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) January 18, 2016

Meat Loaf took to Facebook to mourn the loss of Frey, and praised the Eagle's "Hotel California" as his "favourite album of all time."

People I respect and love are just leaving us too fast ,, Now we have Lost Glenn Frey who was a member of the... https://t.co/94Dxse4OF7

— Meat Loaf (@RealMeatLoaf) January 18, 2016

Cameron Crowe -- who worked for Rolling Stone magazine in the 1970s, when the Eagles were at the pinnacle of their success –- shared a photo of them taken by his high school friend Gary Elam for a 1972 article.

pic.twitter.com/HoogbZCOBh

— Cameron Crowe (@CameronCrowe) January 18, 2016

Brian Wilson, the lead singer of the Beach Boys, said hearing about Frey's death was a "real blow."

I was shocked to hear about Glenn Frey passing away – it was a real blow to hear. Love & Mercy to Glenn’s family tonight. – Brian

— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) January 19, 2016

Several country music stars, including Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley, also expressed their sadness over Frey's death.

His music was personally inspirational, his impact immeasurable, his legacy timeless. #glennfrey#heartachetonight

— Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw) January 19, 2016

So saddened and shocked by the loss of Glenn Frey. Thank you for the music that paved the way for so many others.

— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) January 18, 2016

Meanwhile, Canadian rock band Nickelback said they were "saddened" by Frey's death, and noted that another "legend" had died. David Bowie and Alan Rickman died last week from cancer.

We are saddened to have lost this guy today. Another legend gone. @GlennFreypic.twitter.com/mmWllEnz1v

— Nickelback (@Nickelback) January 18, 2016

Numerous Hollywood actors, including Miles Teller and Chris Evans, also mourned Frey's loss.

One of the greatest voices, musicians, contributors and collaborators to rock n roll music has passed away. RIP Glenn Frey

— Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller) January 18, 2016

Thank you Glenn Frey. Thank you. RIP

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 19, 2016

Comedian Steve Martin also reminisced about a meeting with Frey.

MT: Shocker. My friend from the early days, and important member of Eagles, has died. We loved you, Glenn Frey.

— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) January 18, 2016

Glenn once asked me "what do you think of the name 'Eagles?'" I said "The Eagles. Great." He said "no, Eagles." The group is "Eagles."

— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) January 18, 2016


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