Glenn Frey health problems were old, how did he die: The Eagle’s Glenn Frey best songs list

Glenn Frey health problems were old, how did he die: The Eagle’s Glenn Frey best songs list

Glenn Frey health problems were old, how did he die: The Eagle’s Glenn Frey best songs list

Renowned guitarist, singer, songwriter and actor Glenn Frey breathed his last on January 18. He died of pneumonia and many other diseases after remaining in hospital for more than two months.

The whole world seems to be mourning his death at the moment. To be true, the entertainment world has been shattered with one bad news after the other. Three stalwarts including David Bowie, Alan Rickman and now Glenn Frey have passed away one after the other in less than ten days and people are finding it tough to cope up with the massive losses.

There is no denying the fact that he and his band always remained popular. From seventies and eighties they seemed to be everywhere, breaking records and winning accolades.

Glenn FreyA report in the New Yorker, while talking about the success of The Eagle says, “They were everywhere, like Budweiser or Heinz ketchup, agreeable to everybody except to those who scoffed at them. On “60 Minutes” a few years ago, Don Henley, when asked to explain the band’s enduring popularity, answered, “ ‘Take It Easy,’ ‘Witchy Woman,’ ‘Peaceful Easy Feeling,’ ‘Desperado,’ ‘Tequila Sunrise,’ ‘Already Gone,’ ‘Best of My Love,’ ‘One of These Nights,’ ‘Lyin’ Eyes,’ ‘Take It to the Limit,’ ‘Hotel California,’ ‘Life in the Fast Lane,’ ‘New Kid in Town,’ ‘I Can’t Tell You Why,’ ‘The Long Run,’ ‘Heartache Tonight.’ ” Yes, we know. These songs have simply been around us, like the air we breathe, in our cars, in our grocery stores, at our sporting events, in our uncles’ tape collections, in the pages of Rolling Stone, in our rock-block weekends, forever”.

For the last several months he was in hospital. It had also forced The Eagles to postpone their Kennedy Center tribute. The Washington-based Center at that time announced that the Eagles will not participate in a Dec. 6 ceremony that will also honor Carole King and George Lucas among others. Frey, who turned 67 early November, has long suffered from intestinal problems, which he has blamed on his drug use during the band’s early years,. Frey sang lead on the Eagles’ first hit, “Take It Easy,” and on such favorites as “New Kid in Town” and “Already Gone.”

Glenn Frey was the cofounder of the Eagles and with Don Henley became one of history’s most successful songwriting teams with such hits as “Hotel California” and “Life in the Fast Lane,” has died. His health had been talk of the town for weeks. Frey reportedly died of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, the band said on its website. He died on Monday in New York. He had fought the ailments for the past several weeks, the band said.

While announcing his death, a statement from family said, “It 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, 2016…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.”

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