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    From Bob Seger:
    Glenn Frey‘s death at the age of 67 stunned his fans, but in a new interview, his longtime friend and fellow rock legend Bob Seger reveals that Frey’s health had been much worse than most people knew.

    Frey died on Monday (Jan. 18 in a hospital in New York City, succumbing to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He had undergone stomach surgery in November, which caused the Eagles to push back their Kennedy Center Honors, and according to Seger, he never left the hospital.

    The pair had been friends since their early days together in the Detroit music scene, and a young Frey even played guitar and sang backing vocals on Seger’s “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man,” long before he found fame in the Eagles. Seger tells the Detroit Free Press that Frey was always one of his greatest cheerleaders and friends over the years, and he was concerned when Don Henley contacted him in November to tell him Frey was hospitalized and in poor health.

    “He was in a coma, and he’d come out, but then he couldn’t breathe. They’d put him back into the coma,” Seger recalls. “They were trying like hell to keep him alive … [Eagles manager] Irving [Azoff] pulled every ace out of the hole — he had the eight best specialists working on Glenn.”

    Those efforts proved to be in vain. “About a month ago, they had to throw up their hands.”

    Frey had a long history of stomach problems, which he attributed to his period of alcohol and drug use in the 1970s, according to the Washington Post. Beginning in the ’80s, he settled into a happy home life as a husband and father, and led a healthy lifestyle that included an extensive workout regimen. Seger says there was much more to his friend than the public ever saw. In fact, the last time he and Frey saw each other at an Eagles gig in July, Frey had to fly in last-minute after attending one of his kids’ graduation.

    “He loved his family. He loved those kids. He was devoted to them,” Seger states. “He was so much more than people knew he was … He would never fail to start with telling me how grateful he was that audiences were still there. He loved the band. He loved the fact he could keep doing this. And he kept doing this until six months before he died.”

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    I've read that Bob Seger article several times and it always makes me tear up.
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    I just wish there was something that the doctors could do to help our Glenn!!! That made me tear up real fast!! I just hate the fact that Glenn is no longer with us!! Love the man to bits!

    You came along and changed my life Glenn!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlawman13 View Post
    I just wish there was something that the doctors could do to help our Glenn!!! That made me tear up real fast!! I just

    hate the fact that Glenn is no longer with us!! Love the man to bits!
    I keep saying this shouldn't have happened. He shouldn't have died. He had more plans. His youngest is only 13. Why couldn't they save him??

    Unfortunately this is when the sad reality that we don't know when our time is over.

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    I guess that it just goes to show you that despite all of the medical advances the human race has made, we aren't invincible. 8 specialists couldn't save him. I've heard about side effects of medicine potentially causing problems that can be fatal, but this is the first time I've heard of it happening. I also keep thinking "why him"?
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    Randy's statement to the Daily News:
    Late Eagles legend Glenn Frey spent his final weeks battling pneumonia in a New York hospital, his former band mate Randy Meisner told the Daily News Tuesday.

    Still, Frey's death at 67 on Monday came as a "complete shock" to Meisner, he said in an exclusive phone interview.

    "I heard he wasn't feeling well, but I didn't think it was that serious. Then we heard he got pneumonia," Meisner said.

    "I knew he had some problems with his stomach, but I figured he'd be OK and get out of the hospital and do his thing again," he said.

    "All day yesterday, I was like a zombie. He was the last person I expected to go first. He was such an energetic guy," Meisner said.

    "This is very sad for me," he said. "I'm sad we couldn't take it to the limit one more time."

    Frey battled colitis most of his life and took a turn for the worse in November, his good friend Bob Seger told the Detroit Free Press.

    The Eagles singer and songwriter was placed in a medically induced coma during his treatment at Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan, he said.

    "First he caught one set of pneumonia, then he caught a very virulent set of pneumonia," Seger told the newspaper.

    "They were trying like hell to keep him alive. He'd been at Columbia University Medical Center since November," Seger said.

    The band's longtime manager Irving Azoff "pulled every ace out of the hole — he had the eight best specialists working on Glenn. About a month ago, they had to throw up their hands," Seger said.

    Meisner, 69, recalled meeting Frey at the Troubadour in Los Angeles and naming their iconic band after seeing an eagle fly overhead while hanging out and meditating in the desert in the early 1970s.

    "Glenn, with his playing and his personality, he was one special person. He was the frontman on stage. He was a good talker and really good with people. I was more shy, staying in the background," Meisner said.

    When Meisner suffered his own medical scare in 2013 and 2014, his Eagles bandmates helped him out financially, he said.

    "I aspirated some food into my throat and choked," he said. "I was in a coma for a little while, too. They paid for everything, me being in the hospital."

    As the oldest in the band, Meisner thought he might be the first to go —not Frey.

    "He was so energetic and full of life. He has his children, I was so happy for him. It's really sad," he said.

    Meisner said he'd been looking forward to traveling to the Kennedy Center Honors that was postponed last month because of Frey's health.

    "I was looking forward to this one. I was going to go to the Kennedy awards and was thinking, 'Man this could be the last time we'll all be together.' Now that really hurts my heart that we couldn't be together one more time," Meisner told The News.


    A statement on the band’s website Monday said "The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery."

    The official cause of death was listed as complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.

    Azoff reportedly told The Wrap that Frey's health problems were due in part to his medications for his inflammatory disorder.

    "The colitis and pneumonia were side effects from all the meds," Azoff said. "He died from complications of ulcer and colitis after being treated with drugs for his rheumatoid arthritis which he had for over 15 years.”

    Azoff declined to specify the medication in question but said Frey suffered from joint pain that attacked his knees and hands.

    "I couldn't believe he went to so quick," Meisner said. "When I heard yesterday, I started crying for a long time. You're like brothers in a band like that. Sometimes we got in arguments, but it was like a marriage, we all loved each other. I sure will miss the guy. He was really fun."
    So it sounds here like Randy had been invited to the KCH too! But didn't someone say it would only be the four current members?
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    I don't know if Jack Tempchin routinely plays this song or not, but I thought that it's a good tribute. Jack posted it on his Facebook page, along with several articles about Glenn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooke View Post
    So it sounds here like Randy had been invited to the KCH too! But didn't someone say it would only be the four current members?
    Randy doesn't say he was invited or being honored. I too would like to go to the ceremony and be in the room with the Eagles! Perhaps Randy and Bernie were going to be honored, but it would surprise me. I was surprised they included Bernie's name in the joint statement from the band. I guess we'll all see next December. Maybe they'll all be included, including Felder.

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    I would prefer they scrapped it entirely.

    The part about the doctors 'throwing up their hands' I am finding quite distressing.

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    Agree, FP. I don't know how they're going to handle it. But, perhaps it will be a big, high profile way to honor Glenn. It would be very poignant with the guys there without him. It would be nice to have him in the public conscience through the entire year, and not just for a couple of weeks...

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