“First he caught one set of pneumonia, then he caught a very virulent set of pneumonia,” Seger said. “They were trying like hell to keep him alive. He’d been at Columbia University Medical Center since November. (Eagles 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, who last saw Frey in July, said the Eagles guitarist had even fallen into a coma but when he came out he couldn’t breathe so they put him back in the coma. Frey eventually succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He was 67.
“I just want the world to know he was a truly great artist and a truly great guy,” Seger said. “He was a joy to be around. He had a fantastic sense of humor. He was whip smart, just brilliant, even at 18 years old when I met him.”