There are still many unknowns, but The Eagles have decided to continue in his memory
Nonetheless, Dr. Matteson considers what the rock legend’s life with RA would have been like without the medications. “Would he have had those 15 productive years? We have no way of knowing,” he said. At present, leading a full life with RA or IBD is possible. It is merely important to understand one’s symptoms, take medications at the lowest doses necessary to control the disease, as well as undergo appropriate treatment and monitoring. In addition, weighing the benefits and risks should be part of the discussion between the doctor and the patient before starting or ending any type of treatment.
Where are ‘The Eagles’ now?
Following Frey’s death, the surviving members of ‘The Eagles’ have regrouped and started to tour again, with Frey’s son, Deacon, taking his late father’s place. “Glenn was the one who started it all. He was the spark plug, the man with the plan. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of popular music and a work ethic that wouldn’t quit. He was funny, bullheaded, mercurial, generous, deeply talented and driven. He loved his wife and kids more than anything,” said Don Henley, who co-founded ‘The Eagles’ with Frey.
Photo: Frey and Walsh by Steve Alexander