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Glenn Frey, a founding member of the rock band the Eagles, has died at 67, a publicist for the band has confirmed.

"Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia," reads a post on the band's official website.
Frey had been suffering from intestinal issues, which caused the postponement of the band's inclusion in the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors.
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.
They were all experienced musicians who forged a laid-back, country-tinged sound that the Eagles would eventually make famous.
"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.
"It will be very strange going forward in a world without him in it," Henley added. "But, I will be grateful, every day, that he was in my life. Rest in peace, my brother. You did what you set out to do, and then some."

 

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Just listened to "Heartache Tonight" on my iTunes today, a favorite song. What a tragic loss.
 

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Will be missed for sure. RIP.
 

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A very sad loss....Glenn was the soul of the Eagles.
 

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Loved their music. It was one of a kind.
 

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I'm under 30 years old, yet I still grew up idolizing many of the big names that have passed in the last year. I was born recently enough to have missed seeing many of them in concert and yet I am also old enough to be able to fully appreciate their music before they passed.

My heart goes out to all their families.

Speaking as a musician myself, getting together with friends and making music has led to some of the greatest moments of my life so far. Whether we were playing for a packed stadium or the critters in the attic, I wouldn't trade a moment of it away. All of the people I hold closest to me have in some way either performed with me or inspired me to create music. My heart goes out to the band mates of the recently deceased as many of them lost so much more than just a guitarist or a drummer.
 
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