It’s been a tough month in Hollywood when it comes to the loss of legends. Just days after the death of David Bowie and Alan Rickman, Eagles guitarist and founding member Glenn Frey has died, according to reports.
Band members told TMZ that Frey had been battling rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He underwent surgery back in November and his health reportedly took a turn for the worse.
His death was confirmed in New York by his fellow band members.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer had been fighting intestinal issues for awhile but his condition relapsed before the holidays, forcing the Eagles to pull out of their Kennedy Center Honors appearance in December. At the time, the band said he needed major surgery that would require a lengthy recovery.
Don Henley said, “He was like a brother to me; we were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken. He added … “We built something that has lasted longer than anyone could have dreamed. But Glenn was the one who started it all.”