Glenn Frey, founding member of Eagles, dead at 67

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Glenn Frey, a founding member of the Eagles, has died, the band announced on Facebook. He was 67 years old.

Glenn Frey, a founding member of the Eagles, has died, the band announced on Facebook. He was 67 years old.

According to a post on the Eagles' verified Facebook page, Frey died in New York City on Monday from health complications after battling rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.


Guitarist Frey and drummer Henley formed the Eagles in Los Angeles 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.

Just two years ago, the Eagles kicked off the grand reopening of the refurbished Forum with a 28-song set of their popular hits.

An Eagles greatest hits collection from the mid-1970s and "Hotel California" are among the best-selling albums in history.

Frey's solo hits include "The Heat Is On" and "Smuggler's Blues."

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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