A private memorial was held for Glenn Frey on Tuesday night (February 16) at the Forum in Los Angeles, the day after the Eagles performed "Take It Easy" with Jackson Browne in tribute to him at the 58th annual Grammy Awards.
Among those in attendance were his bandmates, along with his childhood friend Bob Seger and Paul Stanley of KISS, who says it was "moving and joyous... A huge loss. Amazing. Eagles music was played and there was a beautiful speech from Don Henley." Though Henley took notes with him to the podium, he never once glanced at them, choosing instead to speak from the heart.
Everyone who knew or worked with Glenn was there, including such celebrity friends as Ed Begley Junior, who MC'd the event; tennis great John McEnroe; actor Larry David; basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; former L.A. Lakers coach and current New York Knicks president Phil Jackson; and director Cameron Crowe.
One insider tells us, "It was an amazing night, putting the previous night [at the Grammys] to shame. Truly a fitting and superb tribute for Glenn."
Frey died on January 18th at age 67 due to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He left behind a wife and three children.
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