The Eagles' Glenn Frey dead at 67

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Tom Hinde
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Glenn Frey, a founding member of the rock band the Eagles, has died at 67. The band's official website announced Glenn passed away due to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. Frey had been suffering from intestinal issues for some time.

Frey and the other original members of the Eagles - Don Henley, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon - came together to form singer Linda Ronstadt's backup band in the early 1970s. "We are all in a state of shock, disbelief and profound sorrow," Henley said in a statement Monday. "I'm not sure I believe in fate, but I know that crossing paths with Glenn Lewis Frey in 1970 changed my life forever, and it eventually had an impact on the lives of millions of other people all over the planet."

As a member of the Eagles, Frey won six Grammy Awards, and five American Music Awards. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. After the breakup of the Eagles in 1980, Frey embarked on a successful solo career.

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