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The guitarist for the Eagles is dead at the age of 67. He had been battling with intestinal issues over the past few months.
He co-wrote and sang many of the Eagles biggest songs including Take it Easy and Tequila Sunrise.
Band mates confirmed the news on their website and gave the following message.
“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. Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide.”
Guitarist Frey and drummer Henley formed the Eagles in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, along with guitarist Bernie Leadon and bassist Randy Meisner. They would become a top act over the next decade, embodying the melodic California sound.
An Eagles greatest hits collection from the mid-1970s and “Hotel California” are among the bestselling albums in history.
Frey’s solo hits include “The Heat Is On” and “Smuggler’s Blue