Glenn Frey, Original Member of Rock Band The Eagles Dies at Age 67

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One of the original members of the legendary rock group the Eagles, Glenn Frey has passed away.

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.”

The original configuration of the Eagles included Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner.

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.

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