Brian May’s Sad Farewell After Glenn Frey’s Death
Glenn Frey can be described as one of the most talented and successful vocalists in the world especially thanks to his career as The Eagles’ frontman. Frey began learning piano at the age of 5 but then he wanted to work on playing the guitar which was one of the turning points in his life. As it can be understood from his childhood, the late Eagles icon was destined to be a musician, one of the most famous ones.
The Eagles’ hit records and remarkable live performances brought him great international fame and commercial success. He also received critical acclaim with his career as a solo musician during the band’s hiatus. Frey’s ‘The One You Love,’ ‘Smuggler’s Blues,’ ‘Sexy Girl,’ ‘The Heat Is On,’ ‘You Belong to the City,’ and ‘True Love’ became best-selling and popular songs. The band’s fans were happy to be able to watch Frey’s performances after their reunion although his death devastated everyone.
The Reason Behind Glenn Frey’s Tragic Death
Glenn Frey was struggling with rheumatoid arthritis, which is is a long-term autoimmune disorder that can cause serious inflammation in many organs, for almost 20 years until his early and tragic death. The medication given for the disease led to colitis and pneumonia, and he couldn’t even undergo surgery to get rid of his intestinal problems due to complications from pneumonia. Thus, it was a challenging process for Frey, his family, and his friends.
Sadly, Frey couldn’t fight the illness anymore and passed away from complications of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia on January 18, 2016, at the age of 67. Then, his wife filed a lawsuit against the hospital claiming that they prescribed the wrong medication that eventually caused his death. Not only his family but also his bandmates and colleagues got very sad about the news and paid tribute to the musician.
Brian May Shared An Emotional Message
Along with Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Irving Azoff, Linda Ronstadt, Don Felder, and Bob Seger, Queen’s lead guitarist Brian May also mourned after Frey’s tragic and untimely death by sharing a post on his official Twitter account. May reflected his sadness and pain saying that he will never forget their memories and defined that time of the year as very sad and devastating because of hearing news about many fellow musicians’ deaths.
Consequently, as it can be understood from his emotional farewell to his dear friend and legendary musician, Glenn Frey, that May went through hard times after he learned that he lost him due to a serious illness. May’s followers also shared their thoughts and feelings about The Eagles’ legend along with their condolences from their social media accounts. Frey will be always remembered and honored by both his fans and friends.
May’s tweet reads:
“RIP Buffin and Glenn Frey. Some great days – in our memories for a little while longer. I’m finding this month pretty sad.”
You can check out the tweet below.
RIP Buffin and Glen Frey. Some great days – in our memories for a little while longer. I'm finding this month pretty sad. Bri
— Dr. Brian May (@DrBrianMay) January 18, 2016