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Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey dead at 67

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Posted at 3:30 PM, Jan 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-18 18:37:51-05
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 was 67 and had been battling multiple ailments. He died Monday. The band's website says he died in New York.
 
Guitarist Frey and drummer Henley formed the Eagles in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, along with guitarist Bernie Leadon and bassist Randy Meisner. They would become a top act over the next decade, embodying the melodic California sound.
 
An Eagles greatest hits collection from the mid-1970s and "Hotel California" are among the best-selling albums in history. 
 
Frey's solo hits include "The Heat Is On" and "Smuggler's Blues."

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York...

Posted by Eagles on Monday, January 18, 2016