Stars share touching tributes to Eagles founder Glenn Frey

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Don Henley's Heartbreaking Statement on Glenn Frey: 'He Was Like a Brother'

Stars had heavy hearts on Monday after learning of the death of Eagles guitarist and founder Glenn Frey. As an original member of the group, Frey was responsible for co-writing legendary hits like "Take It Easy," "Tequila Sunrise," and more big hits.

Frey has been battling rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia over the past few weeks and passed away in New York City on Monday. His Eagles band members posted a touching tribute to him on Facebook and fellow band member Don Henley also shared his thoughts about his friend's passing.

"We are all in a state of shock, disbelief and profound sorrow," Henley said in a statement Monday. "I'm not sure I believe in fate, but I know that crossing paths with Glenn Lewis Frey in 1970 changed my life forever, and it eventually 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," Henley added. "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."

Dozens of celebrities have been sharing their memories of him on social media. Tim McGraw, Brian Wilson, Carole King, Steve Martin, Travis Tritt, Niall Horan and more stars have shared how Frey's music touched them.

Read more of their tributes below:

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York...

Posted by Eagles on Monday, January 18, 2016

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"These cloudy days, make you wanna cry. It breaks your heart when someone leaves and you don't know why " Glenn Frey
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
His music was personally inspirational, his impact immeasurable, his legacy timeless. #glennfrey #heartachetonight
MT: Shocker. My friend from the early days, and important member of Eagles, has died. We loved you, Glenn Frey.
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."
R.I. P. Glenn Frey. Deepest condolences to his family and #Eagles.
Thank you Glenn Frey. Thank you. RIP
RIP Glenn Frey. Thank you for the songs and inspiration to so many. Missed by all. - T
RIP, Glenn Frey. Travel to the stars safely, bro. https://t.co/jVDPy5zkLe
....sigh Glenn Frey belongs to the city still. damn man. all these legends man.....#TheEagles
R.I.P. Glen Frey....Thank you for all the great songs and powerful lyrics...Jesus can the reaper please take break for awhile.....
SHOCKED to report the death of GLENN FREY. Eagle & brilliant songwriter. We shared some memories at RRHOF. Shocked.. https://t.co/0uVYgaKVIT
"People don't run out of dreams - people just run out of time." - Glenn Frey
Joining the heavenly band... RIP Glenn Frey... https://t.co/U8O5flGuKx
Heartbroken over Glenn Frey's death. Terrible news.
Thanks for the amazing music you gave the world, Glenn Frey. #rip
RIP Glen Frey. Great songwriter. Whether you like it or not.
One of Lady A's biggest influences has always been The Eagles. Heartbroken to hear we lost another great music icon. 💔 #rip #glennfrey
Glenn Frey was a friend and a wonderful man...we will all miss you 🎤Take It Easy:)
My heart is saddened by the loss of one of the greatest!! May you rest in peace Glenn Frey..
One of the greatest voices, musicians, contributors and collaborators to rock n roll music has passed away. RIP Glenn Frey
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!!
Glenn Frey, you will be sorely missed. Thank you for all you gave us.
RIP Glenn Frey, I have spent so many wistful hours wishing I was the protagonist of "You Belong to the City."
RIP Glenn Frey. It seems like forever that the Eagles music coincided with my entire adult life.Say it ain't so. https://t.co/taGJqMoEQ9
We lost another legend . #RIP Glenn Frey. Way too young. Love this family. Losing legends so young reminds us all how precious life is.
Glenn Frey. I’m shocked. A brilliant songwriter and a really good guy. Talented, funny, cynical and sweet. - Huey https://t.co/fgFVlZOEnX
yes, I was/am an eagles fan. RIP Glenn Frey. another week, another great lost. https://t.co/IcACysQaeN
So sad to hear of the passing of Glenn Frey. I had the great pleasure of knowing him and he was beyond gracious. Praying for his family. RIP
Wow... What a terrible week for music. RIP Glenn Frey..
All those incredible songs we grew up with. Thank you Glenn Frey. R.I.P.
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David Bowie and now Glenn Frey. We're losing too many great artists this year. #RIP
Glenn Frey, such an amazing song writer, singer, musician, rest in peace.
Over the holidays I was explaining to my teenage nephew the greatness of Glenn Frey's music. https://t.co/uYwj7KuZm2
RIP Glenn Frey, truly one of our great American songwriters...
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
In total shock with the passing of Glenn Frey. Bowie, RIckman....tough week. :-( https://t.co/NW9623lIdN
We are saddened to have lost this guy today. Another legend gone. @GlennFrey https://t.co/mmWllEnz1v
A photo from the day I first met Glenn Frey and got to be an "Eagle" for a day. -1993 https://t.co/gur4seY9qH
Well, God damn it. #Glennfrey. Too much https://t.co/5AqvG93nYy
Sad day for rock n roll..Glenn Frey one of the greatest singer songwriters to walk the earth. #legend #TheEagles https://t.co/dHwYZUqInf
So upsetting to hear about the passing of Glenn Frey... #RIP
Thoughts & Prayers To The Family, Friends & Fans Of Eagle, Glenn Frey...Another Talented & Sad Loss... https://t.co/vXZrgVoarP
Real Music. Real Musicians. Don Henley on his friend Glenn Frey... https://t.co/1w8PIm9Ev4
RIP #glennfrey . THANK YOU for the beautiful music. It inspired so many. #TheresAHoleInTheWorldTonight https://t.co/iONrHhCPdw
Rest well Glenn Frey. So grateful for the soundtrack you gave my life. My love to all who knew him.
So saddened and shocked by the loss of Glenn Frey. Thank you for the music that paved the way for so many others.
Thank you Glenn Frey for the most amazing music I could ever wish to have grown up on. The greatest songs of all time, so sad.
God Bless you Glenn Frey. #RIP
So very sad to hear the news of Glenn Frey. There is gonna be a heartache tonight. You will be missed❤️
In addition to a killer voice and masterful songwriting skills #glennfrey played 1 of the greatest guitar solos ever https://t.co/R1NK9ZsI7G
Oh man #Glennfrey died? What are they putting in the water recently? #TheEagles
RIP Glenn Frey, I have spent so many wistful hours wishing I was the protagonist of "You Belong to the City."
"It may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above you." We love you, #Glenn Frey.
So sad to hear of the passing of Glenn Frey. I had the great pleasure of knowing him and he was beyond gracious. Praying for his family. RIP
Glenn Frey, a founding member of The Eagles, died Monday, the band announced. He was 67 https://t.co/r1T2N2Wcvz
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!!
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