In January 2016, The Eagles’ singer, songwriter and founding member Glenn Frey passed away due to complications from pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis and acute ulcerative colitis. Afterward, Frey’s widow, Cindy Frey, filed a lawsuit. She claims that those caring for her husband neglected his issues with ulcerative colitis.
“As a result of the foregoing acts of negligence, Glenn Frey was rendered sick, lame and disabled, suffered injuries, pain, mental anguish, was compelled to seek medical care and attention, incurred expenses thereof, and was permanently injured and disabled until the time of his death,” the suit reads. (Damages sought remain unspecified.)
Now, the doctor and hospital that treated Glenn Frey shortly before his death deny any wrongdoing and are hoping to see the lawsuit filed by Frey’s widow dismissed.
The Blast says that new court documents filed by the Mount Sinai Hospital and gastroenterologist Dr. Steven Itzkowitz claim that “the injuries of the plaintiff were caused in whole or in part by the culpable conduct of the plaintiff.”
Though Glenn Frey’s passing is unresolved, his legacy is currently living on with Vince Gill and Glenn’s son, Deacon Frey, singing his songs on stages across the country with the rest of The Eagles.