Glenn Frey Dead

Glenn Frey, Legendary Eagles Founder and Miami Vice Muse, Dead at 67

Eagles co-founder and guitarist Glenn Frey, a six-time Grammy winner whose hits included “Hotel California” and “The Heat Is On,” died Monday of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He was 67.

Glenn MVFrey’s 1984 hit single “Smuggler’s Blues” inspired a Season 1 episode of Miami Vice, and even featured a guest appearance by the musician (he played a pilot; see photo, above). It marked his acting debut.

Frey would go on to appear in episodes of Wiseguy, Nash Bridges and Arli$$.

“Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community and millions of fans worldwide,” Frey’s surviving bandmates said in a statement on the Eagles’ official Facebook page.

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  1. Sheila says:

    WHAT THE HELL, 2016????????

    • Finna says:

      Indeed. We now have 4 or 5 entertainers dead in a course of just 2 weeks?? This is a bad prognosis for the entertainment business.

      Did you check if the soccer player who belongs I believe to the Arsenal team in England, made a goal yesterday at some match? Because each time this year that player had a goal, an entertainer die the next day and it has happened twice already.

  2. c-mo says:

    This is such sad news! The Eagles were a big part of the soundtrack of my youth. We’ll miss you Glen! Praying for the family (including band mates) and loved ones left behind for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  3. kmayne says:

    I can not believe how many celebrities we have lost since the beginning of the year, This is sad.

  4. Nero tTVFiddler says:

    Very sad news. Glenn Frey, the Eagles, and the Glenn Frey-Don Henley song writing duo created a very important component to late 20th century rock n’ roll, blues and country music synthesis. No one else like them.

    There’s talk on the street, it’s there to remind you,
    That it doesn’t really matter which side you’re on.
    You’re walking away and they’re talking behind you,
    They will never forget you till somebody new comes along.

    No one new is coming along – not in that RR/blues/CW music synthesis – it was just Glenn Frey, Don Henley and the Eagles (Leadon, Meisner, Felder, Walsh, Schmit). The new kids in town, the last kids to leave town.

    You will not be forgotten Mr. Frey. RIP. And thank you.

  5. ninamags says:

    What the hell??? First David Bowie and now Glenn?

    My teenage years are being gutted.

  6. Maria says:

    Thank you so much for the music and the memories, Mr. Frey. Rest in peace.

  7. Mike says:

    The opening riff to Hotel California is one of the best there ever was. The music the Eagles made will forever stand the test of time. You will be missed Glenn Frey. RIP.

    • Marci says:

      You’re absolutely right, Mike. Yes, it was. My favorite Eagles recording.

    • Tusk says:

      Love the Eagles and Hotel California, unfortunately that song isn’t Glenn’s and is a major point of contention and honestly one of the reasons I soured on Frey/Henley the last few years, the way they treated HC’s author, Don Felder (guitarist) and many of the Eagles’ past members. Hotel California doesn’t sound right unless it includes the guitars of BOTH Joe Walsh and Don Felder IMO

      That being said, I’m glad all the members were able to accept being entered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I was lucky to see them (at the time including Felder and Walsh) perform live on their “He’ll Freezes Over” tour, they were amazing!
      The sound track to my youth, to be sure RIP Glenn

  8. The Beach says:

    They come in 3s….Bowie, Rickman and now Frey, all in one week. Sad.

  9. Marci says:

    I was shocked and saddened to read about Glen–had no idea he was ill. To me, he was the heart and soul of the Eagles–loved his voice and guitar playing. R.I.P.

  10. Patrice says:

    Damn it, this one really hurts. I’ve been a major fan since I first played Hotel Califronia, when he left The Eagles and branched out on his own, his style was legendary. May he rest in peace and major condolences to his family, friends and fans–of which I am. :-(

  11. jp says:

    the opening guitar rift on hotel California was created by jackson brown, it took 3 hours to create.

    • Tusk says:

      Nope, it was written by Don Felder, from Wiki:

      “Glenn Frey described the origins of the song:

      The song began as a demo tape, an instrumental by Don Felder. He’d been submitting tapes and song ideas to us since he’d joined the band, always instrumentals, since he didn’t sing. But this particular demo, unlike many of the others, had room for singing. It immediately got our attention. The first working title, the name we gave it, was “Mexican Reggae””

      The song is a huge contention between Frey/Henley and Don Felder

      Jackson Browne Co Wrote “Take it Easy”

      Look it up

  12. Ethel Mertz says:

    I feel as though today the music died for our generation. So sad, RIP.

  13. Mary says:

    RIP Glen – 2016 isn’t starting off very well. Loved the Eagles.

  14. 2016 is REALLY off to a crappy start with all these rock and roll greats passing on. Don’t want to IMAGINE who’s going to be next.

  15. Thank you Glen for all you gave us! There aren’t words that can describe how much your fans loved you! Go make great music in Heaven! Love you always.