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Eagles star Glenn Frey dies at the age of 67

Published 19/01/2016

Glenn Frey: music legend
Glenn Frey: music legend

Musician Glenn Frey of Eagles fame has died aged 67.

Originally from Detroit, the musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor was a founding member of the Eagles.

Frey played guitar as well as piano and keyboards and sang lead vocals on many Eagles hits such as Take It Easy, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Tequila Sunrise, Already Gone, Lyin’ Eyes, New Kid in Town and Heartache Tonight.

Frey won six Grammy Awards, and five American Music Awards and went on to have a successful solo career and branched out into  acting, appearing in several TV series and feature film Jerry Maguire.

The Eagles sold more than 120 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998, the first year they were nominated.

Frey died in New York of rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia while recovering from intestinal surgery.

He had been ill for a some time.

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