Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey dies aged 67
Glenn Frey, guitarist with iconic rockers The Eagles, has died at the age of 67.
Frey passed away yesterday (January 18th) complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia at a hospital in New York.
The band announced Frey's passing in a statement, which reads as follows: "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."
They continued: "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 and millions of fans worldwide."
Frey co-founded the Eagles in 1971 with Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner and helped to write many of the band's biggest hits, including 'Hotel California' and 'Lyin' Eyes'. After the band split in 1980 he became a solo artist and achieved great success, particularly with single 'The Heat Is On'.
The Eagles reunited in 1994 and have become a hugely successful band once again, with Frey remaining a key member right up until his death.