This Glen Frey article was written by Al Hall, a GIGsoup contributor
In sad news for Eagles fans, co-founder Glen Frey has died today at the age of 67.
The co-writer of Eagles classics such as Hotel California, Heartache Tonight and Take It Easy had been facing a mounting series of health problems, and according to a band statement he died following “complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia”.
The full statement reads:
“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 and millions of fans worldwide.
Cindy Frey | Taylor Frey | Deacon Frey | Otis Frey
Don Henley | Joe Walsh | Timothy B. Schmit | Bernie Leadon | Irving Azoff”
The statement closed with lyrics from the song “Your World Now”, a song about losing a loved one.