The death of Eagles cofounder Glenn Frey on Monday at age 67 can be blamed in part on the medications he was taking, Eagles manager Irving Azoff told TheWrap. According to Azoff, Frey died from rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia — the latter two of which were caused by medications that he was taking for the first.
“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 said.
Azoff declined to specify the drug in question, saying that he had been counseled by an attorney not to do so. The manager also detailed the day-to-day physical difficulties that the musician endured. “One day his knees would hurt, his hands hurt,” Azoff said, adding that the illness “moves from joint to joint.” “Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia,” the group said in an update on the Eagles’ official website on Monday. Azoff said that a big memorial and party are in the works to honor the musician in Los Angeles.
Azoff also told TheWrap, “I wouldn’t have been the success that I’ve been without Glenn Frey teaching me, leading me and supporting me for over 40 years … He was a passionate family man, a great father, a great humanitarian, and he’s gone way too soon.” Frey’s bandmate Don Henley said of Frey, who co-wrote classic songs including “Hotel California” and “Take It Easy,” “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.”
Joey and Rory continue to fight the cancer that is taking Joey’s life. Their upcoming album, Hymns That Are Important To Us, was said to be Joey’s last but Rory tells ET that it’s his last as well.
This is the last record that Joey and I will ever get to make and the last songs we’ll ever get to sing together,” he says of their new album, Hymns That Are Important To Us, out Feb. 12 exclusively at Cracker Barrel. “I have no desire to go on singing or performing without her.”
“Joey singing these songs is a big part of Indy’s life so far, and I know that these songs will go on to be very important to her as she grows up and is able to hear Joey still singing them to her when we play the album.”
After the release of the album, a DVD will follow, giving lasting memories to their baby girl long after Joey moves on from this world to the next.
“I sat beside Joey’s bed and watched the final edit of the DVD with her a couple of weeks ago,” he continues. “We were both moved to tears. It’s very special.”
You can stay connected with the couple and their faithful fight on Rory’s blog TheLifeILive.com
We hope that Rory goes on singing…not without Joey but for her. He has a gift, and I think Joey would want him to keep sharing it.
– Posted by TawnyTucker CMTT
Ahasuerus had been entertaining for 187 days, the last seven of which had been a lavish feast. Almost everyone was intoxicated when the King sent his seven chamberlains to bring Queen Vashti before the princes and his party so they could admire her beauty. To everyone’s shock, she refused to appear. Being paraded before a bunch of drunks for their amusement is not something any woman would enjoy. all women have their standards; none deserves to be treated like a piece of property. When someone asks me to lower my standards in order to make them feel like royalty, remind me of Vashti and her dignity, Lord.
When the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded…the seven chamberlains…
to bring Vashti the queen before the king with the crown royal,
to shew the people and the princes her beauty. Esther l:10-11