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Glenn Frey Eagles Rheumatoid Arthritis

Did Rheumatoid Arthritis (or Its Treatment) Really Kill the Eagles’ Glenn Frey?

Glenn Frey Rheumatoid Arthritis
Glenn Frey at the 2013 Walk to Cure Arthritis in Los Angeles, CA.

When the sad news about the passing of Glenn Frey hit the Internet Monday night, there were varying reports about the precise cause of the Eagles guitarist and singer’s death.

A post on the band’s website stated Frey had “succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia.” And in an interview with the entertainment and media news website TheWrap, Eagles manager Irving Azoff said Frey’s death could be blamed in part on the RA medications he was taking. (There have been no public reports about which medications Frey was taking.)

“The colitis and pneumonia were side effects from all the meds,” Azoff told TheWrap. “He died from complications of [ulcerative] colitis after being treated with drugs for his rheumatoid arthritis, which he had for over 15 years.”
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Glenn Frey Eagles Rheumatoid Arthritis

The Arthritis Foundation Remembers Glenn Frey of the Eagles

Glenn Frey, founder of the American rock group, the Eagles, passed away on Jan. 18, 2016, at the age of 67. He died from rheumatoid arthritis and related complications.

Rheumatoid arthritis has played a role in taking the life of an incredibly talented musician, whose amazing music will always be part of our lives.

Glenn reminds us that we have to keep fighting – being a Champion of Yes – and find a cure!

Glenn Frey Eagles Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatologist Dr. Rinaldi and Eagles founder Glenn Frey at the Arthritis Foundation’s 2013 Walk to Cure Arthritis fundraiser.