Glenn Frey, Original Member of Rock Band The Eagles Dies at Age 67
The 67-year-old lost a battle that lasted several weeks but ultimately died as a result of “complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia,” according to the official Eagles website.
The band’s inclusion in the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors was delayed as a result of Frey’s health issues.
Frey sang lead vocals on several Eagles songs, and played guitar and keyboard. He co-wrote many of the band’s biggest hits with fellow bandmate, Don Henley, including “Hotel California.”
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Henley released a statement about the passing of his friend in which he said the following:
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.