This is a horrible couple weeks for beloved icons, be it actors, singers… and now, legendary guitarists. Variety is reporting that founding member of the ‘Eagles,’ Glenn Frey has died. He was 67.
The band released this statement:
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016. 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.”
It was my dad who introduced me to the amazing tunes of ‘The Eagles.’ They’re a classic band, up there with the likes of ‘The Rolling Stones,’ ‘Grateful Dead’ and ‘Fleetwood Mac.’ Some of my favorite moments with my dad were scored by ‘Eagles’ hits, especially ‘Hotel California.’
Frey wrote and provided vocals for many of the Eagles’ hits, including “Heartache Tonight,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “Tequila Sunrise” and “Take It Easy.”
The musician, with Don Henley, also co-wrote “Hotel California” and “Desperado.”
His music and his legacy will live on. Rest in peace.
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