Glenn Frey cause of death was multiple diseases: How did he die?
Glenn Frey, guitarist of the famed band The Eagles is dead. He was admitted in hospital for the last two months and was suffering from ulcerative colitis and pneumonia besides arthritis.
Despite his prolonged illness, his suffering was not much reported in the media. There is no denying the fact that Glenn Frey actually ruled the music world for the last several decades. He was a great guitarist, a consummate singer, equally good songwriter, great actor and director.
At least three great Hollywood figures have died in the last ten days. These include David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Glenn Frey himself. While Bowie and Rickman died of cancer, Frey died of multiple diseases.
His band in a blog post said the famed guitarist actually died of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. , the band said on its website.
While making the announcement the band said, â€œThe Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recoveryâ€. Frey and drummer Henley formed the Eagles in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, along with guitarist Bernie Leadon and bassist Randy Meisner. They would become a top act over the next decade, embodying the melodic California sound.
In a detailed statement the band said, â€œIt 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, 2016â€¦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 & millions of fans worldwide.â€
He was not just a guitarist or a singer. 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.”
But he was not just limited to the band. 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.” He also had a great TV and film career.