Well, the Desperado has taken his final bow. The Eagles' Glenn Frey is dead at 67 after suffering with intestinal problems and having surgery in November. Frey was supposed to be part of the Kennedy Center Honors and had to pull out. His intestinal illness was going to require a lengthy recovery, but Frey was unable to make a recovery.
TMZ reported that Frey was the singer and co-writer of many of the Eagles hits, including "Take It Easy," "Tequila Sunrise," "Lyin' Eyes," and "Heartache Tonight," to name a few. Frey went on to have several hits on his own and also acted in shows like Miami Vice. Friends say that Frey went in to have surgery around Thanksgiving and never fully recovered.
"Frey had been battling intestinal issues for months and had surgery in November. We're told in the last few days his condition took a turn for the worse."According to CBC, the singer, known for such hits as "Hotel California" and "Life in the Fast Lane," Frey founded the Eagles along with Don Henley, who has also gone on to have a solo career. According to the Eagles website, Frey died today in New York.
"Guitarist Frey and drummer Henley formed the Eagles in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, along with guitarist Bernie Leadon and bassist Randy Meisner. They would become a top act over the next decade, embodying the melodic California sound."The Eagles Greatest Hits and Hotel California are amongst the two best-selling albums of all times. The Eagles own website announced the passing of Glenn Frey.
"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."The message was signed by the Frey family, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmidt, Bernie Leadon, and Irving Azoff. Then they shared the lyrics to the song, "It's Your World Now," written by Frey, along with Jack Tempchin.
A perfect day, the sun is sinkin' lowAs evening falls, the gentle breezes blowThe time we shared went by so fastJust like a dream, we knew it couldn't lastBut I'd do it all againIf I could, somehowBut I must be leavin' soonIt's your world nowFrey was born in Detroit, Michigan, and was a founder of the California Sound. Rest in peace Mr. Frey. To fans, you will always be standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona.
It's your world nowMy race is runI'm moving onLike the setting sunNo sad goodbyesNo tears allowedYou'll be alrightIt's your world now
Even when we are apartYou'll always be in my heartWhen dark clouds appear in the skyRemember true love never dies
But first a kiss, one glass of wineJust one more dance while there's still timeMy one last wish: someday, you'll seeHow hard I tried and how much you meant to me
It's your world nowUse well your timeBe part of something goodLeave something good behindThe curtain fallsI take my bowThat's how it's meant to beIt's your world nowIt's your world nowIt's your world now
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