Eagles co-founder/guitarist Glenn Frey dies

The veteran songwriter was 67.

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Eagles co-founder/guitarist Glenn Frey dies

Glenn Frey, guitarist, songwriter and sometimes-vocalist for '70s supergroup The Eagles, has passed away at the age of 67. Details aren't currently known, though the musician recently underwent intestinal surgery, and was reportedly suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.

Frey and his bandmates typified the big stardom and big egos of '70s rock, yet managed to stage a massively successful touring comeback beginning in the mid '90s, and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Frey also had a successful solo career that peaked in the '80s with singles like "The Heat Is On," "Smuggler's Blues" and "You Belong To The City"; he appeared occasionally as an actor as well, perhaps most notably in the original Miami Vice series that also featured the latter tune.


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