The Eagles’ Glenn Frey, Dead at 67

Glenn Lewis Frey, best known as a founding member of The Eagles, has died, according to the band's website.

"Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia," according to The Eagles official website. "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."

Frey formed the first iteration of The Eagles in 1971 with Bernie Leadon, Randy Meisner and Don Henley after he and Frey performed together in Linda Ronstadt's backup band for her summer tour. They released their debut album Eagles in 1972, and the band went on to become one of the best-selling bands in rock ‘n’ roll history.

Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey

Between 1975 and 1979 the band released four consecutive Number 1 albums, including: One of These Nights, Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, Hotel California and The Long Run.

Frey played guitar, piano and keyboards and sang lead vocals on many Eagles hits such as "Take It Easy," "Peaceful Easy Feeling," "Tequila Sunrise," "Already Gone," "Lyin' Eyes," "New Kid in Town," and "Heartache Tonight."

Frey won six Grammys and five American Music Awards as a member of The Eagles, and the band has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. He also enjoyed a successful solo career after The Eagles broke up in 1980, and recorded a slew of Top 40 Hits, including "The One You Love," "Smuggler's Blues," "Sexy Girl," "The Heat Is On," and "You Belong to the City."

Glenn Frey was born November 6, 1948, and died on January 18, 2016.

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