Who Is Glenn Frey? The Eagles Guitarist Was Behind Many Famous Songs

In some extremely sad news, the Eagles announced on Monday via their official website that co-founder and guitarist of the band Glenn Frey died at the age of 67. According to Frey's band members, rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia contributed to his death. Frey's health issues were also the reason the Eagles didn't attend the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors, but postponed their appearance until 2016. Sadly, now Frey will not be part of the ceremony.

The band's announcement of Frey's passing reads as follows:

The Eagles might not be a band name the younger generation recognizes, and if you count yourself as someone unfamiliar with the band you should definitely should check them out. Their contributions to the music industry are phenomenal and will forever be remembered by many. Even if you're not familiar with the Eagles, I'm sure you've heard their songs at some point in time.

So, for those who are unfamiliar with Frey and his band, here are a few of their many (and I mean many) hits. Be sure to check out some of their other music and albums, because it's worth a listen.

"Desperado"

"Hotel California"

"Take It Easy"

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"One Of These Nights"

Frey, your music and your talent will never be forgotten.