Eagles Guitarist and founding member , Glenn Frey Dies at 67
Glenn Frey, singer, songwriter, guitarist and a founding member of the Eagles, died Monday. He was 67.
Back in November, news came out Frey faced major surgery after a recurrence of previous intestinal issues. Frey had a portion of his intestine removed in 1990. He was also forced to take a break from the Eagles’ “Hell Freezes Over” reunion tour in 1994 because of diverticulitis.
Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.
The musician, with Don Henley, also co-wrote “Hotel California” and “Desperado.” The Eagles won six Grammys and five American Music Awards during its run, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
Frey also had numerous solo hits with “The Heat is On,” You Belong to the City,” and “The One You Love.”
The Eagles were scheduled to be recognized during the Kennedy Center Honors on December 6, 2015 f
or a lifetime of work before Frey’s surgery.
Frey and the Eagles last performed in Detroit on July 24, 2015 on their “History of the Eagles tour.