Glenn Frey, the guitarist and sometime singer for the legendary 1970s band The Eagles, has died at age 67.
The Eagles just posted this statement on their website:
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016.
Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.
The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery.
Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide.”
Mr. Frey sang many of the Eagles biggest hits, including “Tequila Sunrise,” “Lying Eyes” and “Heartache Tonight” (drummer Don Henley sang most of the others).
As a member of Eagles, Frey won six Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. As a solo artist, Frey achieved success with songs such as “The One You Love”, “Sexy Girl”, “The Heat Is On”, and “Livin’ Right”. Mr. Frey also had a recurring acting role on “Miami Vice.”