Glenn Frey, guitarist and a founding member of the band Eagles, has died at the age of 67. According to the band;s website, Frey passed away Monday to “ongoing health issues”.
At statement on the band’s site read:
Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.
The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery.
Glenn Frey formed the Eagles along with Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner, in 1971. The group soared to the top of the charts with hits like “Take it Easy”, “Take it to the Limit,” and “Hotel California”.
After the group split in 1980, Frey then went on to have a successful solo career, creating songs such as “You Belong to the City” featured on the show Miami Vice, and also contributed to the Ghostbusters II soundtrack with “Flip City”. In his solo career, Frey had 12 charting songs in the U.S. Top 100, 11 of those were co-written with Jack Tempchin.