Eagles founder Glenn Frey died in New York City today, January 18, 2016 at the age of 67.
Frey died from complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis, and Pneumonia. The Eagles posted the announcement on their website and Facebook page just moments ago, saying that Glenn Frey had been fighting “a courageous battle for the past several weeks.”
Along with the Eagles’ announcement, the Frey family thanked everyone who “joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery.” They also posted the lyrics to “It’s Your World Now.” The full statement can be read below and the full post can be read on the band’s Facebook page.
“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 & millions of fans worldwide.
Cindy Frey | Taylor Frey | Deacon Frey | Otis Frey
Don Henley | Joe Walsh | Timothy B. Schmit | Bernie Leadon | Irving Azoff”