NEW YORK (WCMH/KRON)–Eagles guitarist and singer Glenn Frey has died at the age of 67. Frey’s website After Hours made the announcement Monday afternoon.
He co-wrote many of the band’s hits, including “Hotel California” and “Desperado,” and was the lead singer on hits such as “Take It Easy” and “Heartache Tonight.”
Frey had been in failing health.
The Eagles did not participate in a ceremony back in December at the Kennedy Center because of his health.
Frey, who turned 67 in November , has long suffered from intestinal problems which he has blamed on his drug use during the band’s early years, he told the Detroit Free Press in a 1988 interview.
Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon formed the Eagles in 1971. The Eagles broke up in 1980, Frey pursued a solo career following the break up.