Glenn Frey, a founding member and guitarist of the Eagles and solo artist, has died at the age of 67.
The multiple Grammy winner co-wrote and sang many of the Eagles’ hits, including “Take It Easy,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” and “Heartache Tonight.” He also co-wrote “Hotel California” and “Desperado” with Don Henley.
Between the Eagles’ breakup in 1980 and reformation in 1994, Glenn scored multiple solo hits, including “The Heat Is On” and “You Belong to the City.” His final solo album, After Hours, was released in 2012.
His official website issued the following statement:
It is with the heaviest hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016.
Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.
The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery.
Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide.
Frey’s official site also posted the lyrics to It’s Your World Now, written by Glenn and Jack Tempchin for the Eagles Long Road Out of Eden album. Our condolences go out to Mr. Frey’s family, compardres and fans.
A perfect day, the sun is sinkin’ low
As evening falls, the gentle breezes blow
The time we shared went by so fast
Just like a dream, we knew it couldn’t last
But I’d do it all again
If I could, somehow
But I must be leavin’ soon
It’s your world now