(KRON) — Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey has died at the age of 67. Frey’s website After Hours made the announcement Monday afternoon.
Frey had been in failing health.
The Eagles did not participate in a ceremony back in December at the Kennedy Center because of Frey’s health.
Frey, who turned 67 in November , has long suffered from intestinal problems which he has blamed on his drug use during the band’s early years, he told the Detroit Free Press in a 1988 interview.
Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon formed the Eagles in 1971. The Eagles broke up in 1980, Frey pursued a solo career following the break up.
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 and millions of fans worldwide.
The Eagles last performed in Hawaii in 2005 at the Blaisdell Arena.