Glenn Frey died today after a long illness.
Frey was one of the original members of The Eagles. He was 67 years old, reports TMZ.
Frey has fought the disease for several months and underwent an operation in November. According to the American site his condition have been deteriorating over the last few days.
On its Facebook page The Eagles confirms the death of their former bandmate.
"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our comrade, Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, in New York City on Monday, January 18th, 2016.
Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia.
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."
And then the band cites the song “It’s Your World Now” written by Glenn Frey and Jack Tempchin, from the Eagles’ Long Road Out of Eden album.
Frey was co-writer of the band's biggest hits, including Hotel California, Take It Easy, Tequila Sunrise, Desperado and Heartache Tonight.
After the band's breakup in 1980, Glenn Frey had a successful solo career with songs like The Heat Is On and You Belong In The City.
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