The rumors are true; founding member and lead guitarist of the Eagles, has passed away at the age of 67.
Though information on the actual cause of death has not been confirmed yet, news agencies are reporting that Frey died of complications caused by rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia.
Frey co-wrote and sang lead on most of the Eagles songs such as Take It Easy and Tequila Sunrise as well as sharing the credits for penning Hotel California and Desperado with Don Henley. Frey and the Eagles won six Grammy Awards and five American Music Awards. After the Eagles disbanded in 1980, Frey went on to a successful solo career releasing top 40 tunes one after the other; Smuggler’s Blues, The Heat Is On and You Belong to the City just to name a few.
In 1994, Frey and the Eagles reunited and the band put out Hell Freezes Over, the second live album by the Eagles, which contained four new studio tracks and eleven tracks recorded live in April 1994 for a special that aired on MTV. The album went to No. 1 on the Billboard album chart upon its release where it stayed for two weeks.
Frey, Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, were getting ready to be honored at the Kennedy Center last month but due to Frey’s health problems, the appearance was postponed.