It was said on the band’s official website that Glenn Frey was fighting a courageous battle for several weeks before his passing. Sadly, Frey succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia on Monday, January 18, 2016. He was 67.
After the group’s break up in 1980, Frey went solo and went on to release “No Fun Aloud” in 1982. He then hit the top 40 with chart soaring songs such as “The Heat Is On,” “You Belong to the City,” “True Love,” and “Soul Searchin.”
Frey also tested his luck in acting with guest appearances on “Miami Vice” and earning a small role in the 1996 film “Jerry Maguire.”
“We are all in a state of shock, disbelief and profound sorrow,” said Don Henley, an original member of the Eagles, in a statement Monday.
Rheumatoid arthritis, colitis, and pneumonia were the said causes of death for the Eagles member. All three of these symptoms are and can be a result of inflammation- extended from Lupus. It is not uncommon for individuals with lupus to experience a plethora of symptoms.
*Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks its own tissues, causing potential damage to internal and external organ systems.
While some believed Frey’s death occurred from his reported early years of “hard living” with the eagles, rheumatoid arthritis and colitis are typically not complications of drug abuse (hard living). However, they are inflammatory autoimmune disorders that can stem from Lupus.