Many big names from the music industry including Steve Martin, Carole King, Huey Lewis, Paul Stanley, Miles Teller, Nial Horan and Justin Timberlake took to Twitter to pay tribute Eagles co-founder guitarist Glenn Frey, who died on January 18. He was 67.
The band confirmed the news with a statement on its website. “Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.
“Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide,” read the statement. (Read: Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey dies at 67)
Actor and musician Martin led the tributes to the musician, who was known for hits like “Tequila Sunrise” and “Heartache Tonight.”
Steve Martin tweeted:
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
Rhythm guitarist and co-lead singer of band Kiss, Paul Stanley, tweeted:
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
Former Skid Row frontman, Sebastian Bach wrote:
I swear to God all this #DeathofRockNRoll makes me feel like Ive been hit by a truck. Just want to curl up in a ball & pretend it’s not true
— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) January 18, 2016
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams tweeted:
RIP, Glenn Frey. Travel to the stars safely, bro. pic.twitter.com/jVDPy5zkLe
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) January 18, 2016
Calling Frey a good guy, Huey Lewis wrote:
Glenn Frey. I’m shocked. A brilliant songwriter and a really good guy. Talented, funny, cynical and sweet. – Huey pic.twitter.com/fgFVlZOEnX
— Huey Lewis (@Huey_Lewis_News) January 18, 2016
R.I.P yet another legend today. Glenn Frey of the the Eagles…. Ur music is imbedded in my brain til the day I die, u will be missed!!
— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) January 18, 2016
One Direction singer Niall Horan tweeted:
“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
Recalling his childhood connect with the Grammy-winning singer, Justin Timberlake tweeted:
My Mom used to play Eagles records for me on my way to grade school. We lost one of the greatest songwriters ever today… #RIPGlennFrey
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) January 19, 2016
Sheryl Crow wrote:
Glenn Frey, you will be sorely missed. Thank you for all you gave us.
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) January 18, 2016
Captain America star Chris Evans tweeted:
Thank you Glenn Frey. Thank you. RIP
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 19, 2016
Veteran singer-actress Bette Midler posted:
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 (@BetteMidler) January 19, 2016
Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson tweeted:
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
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) January 18, 2016