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Founding member of the Eagles Glenn Frey passes away at 67

Founding member and guitarist for American rock group the Eagles, Glenn Frey has sadly passed away aged 67 after complications arose from numerous illnesses.

Glenn Frey dead

Frey had been battling with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia, but sadly succumbed as his condition took a turn for the worse earlier today. The band released a statement on their website breaking the news to fans, hailing Frey as their comrade and brother.

 

As one of the band’s principle songwriters, Frey was instrumental in the group’s massive success during the 1970s. He formed the band in 1979 and co-wrote their first single Take It Easy with Jackson Browne. Forming a close partnership with band mate Don Henley, the pair were responsible for the Eagles’ biggest hits, including Hotel California, Life in the Fast LaneOne of These Nights and Heartache Tonight.

Following the band’s split in 1980 Frey led a fairly successful solo career, writing the theme music for Beverly Hills Cop and Miami Vice. With the Eagles and solo Frey landed an impressive 24 singles reach the American top 40 charts.

Story first seen on the Sydney Morning Herald.