Glenn Frey, founder of the pop phenomenon the Eagles, has died in New York, aged 67.
The cause given was complications arising from rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia.
Glenn was co-writer of Hotel California.
‘It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder Glenn Frey, in New York City,’ says the band’s website. ‘The Frey family would like to thank everyone who joined Glenn to fight this fight and hoped and prayed for his recovery. 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.’