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Glenn Frey Obituary

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Glenn Frey (Diane Bondareff / AP Photo)
Glenn Frey (Diane Bondareff / AP Photo)
Glenn Frey, a founding member and guitarist of the Eagles, has died at the age of 67, according to TMZ.

Frey had been fighting with intestinal issues for months and had surgery in November. TMZ was told that his condition worsened in the last several days.

He co-wrote and sang many of the Eagles hit songs. You can hear his lead vocals on "Take It Easy," "Tequila Sunrise," "Heartache Tonight," and "New Kid in Town." He also co-wrote the legendary rock song "Hotel California" with Don Henley. He received a total of 6 Grammy awards with the band.

After the breakup of the Eagles in 1980, Glenn embarked on a successful solo career and had numerous hit songs including "The Heat Is On" and "You Belong to the City."

Glenn also became an actor and had a recurring role on the TV series "Miami Vice."

He eventually reunited with the Eagles in 1994 for the popular Hell Freezes Over tour. He released his last solo LP called "After Hours," in 2012.

He was born in Detroit, Michigan, and became part of the Detroit rock scene in the 1960s. He became friends with fellow Detroit area rocker Bob Seger who encouraged him to write his own songs. He moved to Los Angeles and met Don Henley in 1970. Frey and Henley were hired by Linda Ronstadt to be part of her backing band. They then formed the Eagles along with Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon.

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