Glenn Frey, a founder of the legendary rock and roll band The Eagles, has died.
Frey reportedly died from a combination of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.
The late singer had been suffering from intestinal issues for several months, but his condition worsened during the holiday. He underwent surgery in November, forcing the Eagles to postpone their December performance at the Kennedy Center Honors. His condition worsened this past week. Frey died in New York City.
Frey co-wrote and sang on a significant portion of the Eagle’s catalog of hits, including “Take It Easy”,”Lyin’ Eyes”, “Hotel California”, “Desperado”, “Tequila Sunrise” and so many more. He was a prolific writer and a gifted musician.
Although, his musical career was not limited to the Eagles. When the band separated in the 80s, Frey had a successful solo career with “The Heat Is On” and “You Belong to the City”.
Frey later rejoined the Eagles in ’94, and continued to record and tour with them until his passing.
“He was like a brother to me; we were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction,” said Don Henley, according to TMZ. “But the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken. We built something that has lasted longer than anyone could have dreamed. But Glenn was the one who started it all.”
We’ll miss you, Glenn.