Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey has died today, Jan. 18. He was 67.
The band posted a statement on its Facebook page, listing “complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia” as the causes of death. Frey had disclosed the problems back in November, when the band were forced to pull out of attending the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony because he required major surgery.
Frey’s longtime Eagles collaborator Don Henley issued a statement to Billboard, crediting his friend as “the one who started it all” for the band and saying, “I know that crossing paths with Glenn Lewis Frey in 1970 changed my life forever, and it eventually had an impact on the lives of millions of other people all over the planet.”