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Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey dies at 67

BY HILLEL ITALIE | ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — Glenn Frey, who co-founded the Eagles and with Don Henley became one of history’s most successful songwriting teams with such hits as “Hotel California” and “Life in the Fast Lane,” has died.

Frey, who was 67, died of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, the band said on its website. He died on Monday in New York. He had fought the ailments for the past several weeks, the band said.

“The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery,” a statement on the band’s website said. “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.”

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Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh perform in Soldier Field in 2010. | SUN-TIMES PHOTO
Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh perform in Soldier Field in 2010. | SUN-TIMES PHOTO