The Eagles founder, Glenn Frey, dies

Published January 19th 2016

It’s beginning to look like 2016 is getting off to a bad start. After the loss to music of David Bowie, followed by the death of Celine Dion’s husband, we now have been hit by the news that Glenn Fry has died.

The founding member of The Eagles has died, at the age of 67, after a case of acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia caused complications. The news got confirmed by the band on their Facebook page.

Even if you belong to the generation who’s missed The Eagles, with their classics “Hotel California” and “Lyin’Eyes” – and their incredible vocal harmonies – then you might know his biggest solo hit “The Heat Is On”.

The Eagles are one of those bands you either love or hate. Their soft rock sound has just not been able to convince everybody. In particular their biggest hit, “Hotel California”, is a track that turned out to be both a curse and a blessing for the band.

After a hiatus of about 14 years (between 1980 and 1994), the band reunited and have been touring ever since. Whether the band will continue now, is not yet known.

Update, January 20th 2016: The Eagles have confirmed they will not continue as a band now.

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