Glenn Frey Eagles Guitarist Dead At 67
Glenn Frey, co-founder and guitarist for the Eagles, has died …
The cause of death was a combination of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia.
Frey had been battling intestinal issues for months and had surgery in November. In the last few days his condition took a turn for the worse. He died in New York City.
Glenn co-wrote and sang on most of the Eagles hits, including “Take It Easy,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” and “Heartache Tonight,” to name a few. He also co-wrote “Hotel California” and “Desperado” with Don Henley and took home 6 Grammys with the band.
After the Eagles’ 1980 breakup, Glenn launched a successful solo career, recording numerous hits … most notably “The Heat Is On” and “You Belong to the City.”
Glenn also got into acting, snagging a recurring role on “Miami Vice.”
He reunited with the Eagles in ’94 for their monster Hell Freezes Over tour and recorded music till the end, releasing what would be his fifth and final solo LP, “After Hours,” in 2012.
Don Henley ,the other co-founder of the Eagles said, “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.”
He added … “We built something that has lasted longer than anyone could have dreamed. But Glenn was the one who started it all. It will be very strange going forward in a world without him in it. 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.”
Glenn was 67… RIP. …
Adapted from tmz.com