Glenn Frey Has Passed Away At The Age Of 67
According to TMZ reports Glenn Frey, who was one of the founding members of the Eagles, had been suffering from intestinal issues which he had surgery for last November. Over the last several days though his condition took a turn for the worse. Back in December the Eagles had to pull out of Kennedy Center Honors appearance due to his condition. He died of complications from the surgery which include Rheumatoid Arthritis, acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.
Frey co-wrote several Eagles hits including the iconic Hotel California and had a successful solo career after the band broke up in 1980. He also has several acting credits that included a part-time role on Miami Vice. You might also remember his as the General Manager of the Arizona Cardinals in the film Jerry Maguire.
Frey won 6 Grammy's and 5 American Music Awards.
The story of the formation of the Eagles according to Wikipedia goes as follows: "Frey met drummer Don Henley in 1970. When Linda Ronstadt needed a backup band for a single gig, she hired Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon on the advice of her boyfriend J.D. Souther. Frey and Henley later joined Linda Ronstadt's backup band for her summer tour in 1971. After the tour, Frey, Henley, Meisner and Leadon formed the Eagles, with Frey playing the guitar and keyboards and Henley playing drums. The band went on to become one of the world's best-selling bands of all time."
Glenn Frey was last in Washington state on May 29th, 2015 when the Eagles performed in Spokane on their History of the Eagles tour.