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The Eagles' founding member Glenn Frey dies at 67

Founding member of the Eagles, Glenn Frey has died at the age of 67 in New York City due to some internal complications, a publicist for the band confirmed.
"Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia," reads a post on the band's official website.
Frey along with his bandmates Don Henley, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon co-founded the Eagles back in 1971 after performing as the backup for rock singer Linda Ronstadt.
"We are all in a state of shock, disbelief and profound sorrow," Henley said in a statement Monday.
"I'm not sure I believe in fate, but 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.
"It will be very strange going forward in a world without him in it," Henley added. "But, I will be grateful, every day that he was in my life. Rest in peace, my brother. You did what you set out to do, and then some."
The group's blend of rock and country music made them one of the most popular bands with hit songs such as "Hotel California", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Already Gone" and "Take It Easy".
After splitting up in 1980, they reunited in 1994 releasing an album titled "Hell Freezes Over" as Henley jokingly stated that the band would only get back together when hell freezes over.

The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
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