The Eagles’ Glenn Frey health problems included rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis: Latest update
Glenn Frey of The Eaglesâ€™ fame is no more. His representative while announcing the death of the singer and guitarist said that he died peacefully on Monday. He was 67.
Remembered for great hit songs like “Take It Easy”, “Peaceful Easy Feeling”, “Tequila Sunrise”, “Already Gone”, “Lyin’ Eyes”, “New Kid in Town”, and “Heartache Tonight”, Frey was a multifaceted personality and was admired by his fans across the world.
Though he is known more for his singing and guitar, he was also a respected songwriter, actor and producers. Originally hailing from Detroit, Glenn Frey moved to California as a young aspiring rock musician, and fell in with a group of songwriters, including Jackson Browne and Don Henley, the latter of whom became his main partner in the Eagles.
The band was hailed among the best in the seventies and eighties. In the course of his association with the band he also wrote and co-wrote some of the Eagles biggest hits, including “Take it Easy,” “The Best of My Love,” “Desperado,” and “Hotel California.”
Later he decided to go solo and in the year 1982, Frey made a cameo appearance in an early episode in the popular 1980s police drama “Miami Vice” and penned a song associated with the show, “Smuggler’s Blues.” Another of his solo hits, “The Heat Is On,” was featured in the 1984 comedy “Beverly Hills Cop.”
Though his acting career was not as great as his music career, he tested some success in it too. As a television actor, Frey guest starred on Miami Vice in the first season episode “Smuggler’s Blues”, inspired by his hit song of the same name. He also went on to star in the “Dead Dog Arc” of Wiseguy. Frey also appeared in South of Sunset, which was canceled after one episode. Later in the year 2002, he appeared on HBO’s Arli$$, playing a political candidate who double-crosses Arliss and must pay a high price for it.
Reports suggest that the singer and actor died in New York City of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia while recovering from intestinal surgery.