Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey dies, aged 67

Glenn Frey, the Eagles guitarist who had solo hits in 1985 with The Heat is On and Smuggler’s Blues has died at the age of 67.

According to a post on the Eagles’ official website today (January 18), Frey died from “complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.”

A founder member of the Eagles, Frey sang lead vocals on many of the band’s best known songs including Lyin’ Eyes, Heartache Tonight and Take It Easy. After the band split in 1980 Frey embarked on a solo career, scoring a UK number 12 hit in 1985 with The Heat is On from the soundtrack of Beverly Hills Cop. A few months later he hit number 22 with Smuggler’s Blues, a song from an episode of Miami Vice in which Frey also starred. This sparked a brief foray into acting, although he returned to the Eagles when they reformed in 1994 and remained with them until his death.

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