Glenn Frey, co-founder and guitarist of the rock band The Eagles, has died. He was 67.

The cause of death was a combination of complications from acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. Frey had been battling intestinal issues for some time. The Detroit native had been hospitalized in New York City.

Frey co-wrote and sang on most of the Eagles biggest hits, including "Take It Easy," "Tequila Sunrise" and "Lyin' Eyes". As a member of the band he took home 6 Grammys.

After the Eagles' broke up in 1980, Frey launched a successful solo career which included hits like "The Heat Is On" and "The One You Love." He also became an accomplished actor with roles in "Miami Vice" and "Jerry Maguire".

The band reunited in the mid-1990s for a number of highly successful "reunion" tours. Frey and the Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.

Eagles co-founder and songwriting partner Don Henley said, "He was like a brother to me; we were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken."


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