Glenn Frey

American rock musician (1948–2016)

Glenn Lewis Frey (/fr/) (November 6, 1948 – January 18, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, producer and actor. He was best known as a founding member of rock band the Eagles.

Glenn Frey
Frey performing with the Eagles in 2008.
Born(1948-11-06)November 6, 1948
DiedJanuary 18, 2016(2016-01-18) (aged 67)
Cause of deathPneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis[1]
Musical career
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • producer
  • actor
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active1966–2016

During the seventies, Frey played guitar with the band, as well as piano and keyboards. Frey was one of the primary singers of the Eagles, he sang lead vocals on songs such as "Take It Easy", "Peaceful Easy Feeling", "Tequila Sunrise", "Already Gone", "Lyin' Eyes", "New Kid in Town", and "Heartache Tonight".

On January 18, 2016, Frey died in New York City at the age of 67 from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. He had been recovering from intestinal surgery.[2]


  1. "The Eagles' Glenn Frey dead at 67". CNN. January 18, 2016. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  2. Morton, Victor (January 18, 2016). "Glenn Frey, Eagles guitarist, dies at 67". The Washington Times. Retrieved January 18, 2016.

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