Glenn Frey, a founding member of and guitarist for The Eagles, died today at age 67. TMZ reports that the musician died from “a combination of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia.”
Frey had undergone surgery for intestinal issues in November, but only took a turn for the worse in recent days. He died in New York City.
The Eagles’ website confirmed Frey’s death just moments ago. Their message is below:
It Is With The Heaviest of 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.
It’s signed by Cindy, Taylor, Deacon, and Otis Frey, as well as Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Bernie Leadon, and Irving Azoff.