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Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey dies aged 67

Published 18/01/2016

Glenn Frey, pictured playing in Arizona in 2010 - the Eagles guitarist has died aged 67 (AP)
Glenn Frey, pictured playing in Arizona in 2010 - the Eagles guitarist has died aged 67 (AP)

Glenn Frey, who co-founded the Eagles and with Don Henley became one of history's most successful songwriting teams with such hits as Hotel California and Life In The Fast Lane, has died.

Frey was 67 and had been fighting multiple ailments. The band's website says he died in New York on Monday.

Guitarist Frey and drummer Henley formed the Eagles in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, along with guitarist Bernie Leadon and bassist Randy Meisner.

They would become a hugely successful act over the next decade, embodying the melodic California sound.

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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