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Eagles Guitarist Glenn Frey Dies From Ongoing Health Issues

Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey died due to complications from ongoing health problems. He was 67 years old.

By Katie Link | January 18, 2016

Musician Glenn Frey died Monday at the age of 67 after suffering from ongoing health problems. 

The Eagles guitarist died in New York City after what band members call "a courageous battle" with rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.

Frey's health issues previously caused the Eagles to postpone, and later cancel, a show at the Kennedy Center Honors last November.

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In addition to playing guitar for the band, Frey also co-wrote and sang backup for most of the band's hits. Together, the band earned six Grammys.

The rock group posted on Facebook, saying, "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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