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Glen Frey of The Eagles...
« on: January 19, 2016, 12:08:17 AM »
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Glenn Frey, a founding member of the rock band the Eagles, has died at 67, a publicist for the band has confirmed.

"Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia," reads a post on the band's official website.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/18/entertainment/glenn-frey-obit-feat/

If there's an afterlife, it's got quite a concert...

R.I.P.

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Re: Glen Frey of The Eagles...
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 01:56:23 AM »
I know this is bad-natured, but my first thought on finding out about Frey was "it had to be another artist, why not a politician"? 
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Re: Glen Frey of The Eagles...
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 06:39:27 AM »
I know this is bad-natured, but my first thought on finding out about Frey was "it had to be another artist, why not a politician"?
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Re: Glen Frey of The Eagles...
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2016, 02:12:12 PM »
I know this is bad-natured, but my first thought on finding out about Frey was "it had to be another artist, why not a politician"?

Maybe we just take more notice when an artist passes...
(that might be a good thing, right?)

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Re: Glen Frey of The Eagles...
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2016, 08:08:58 PM »
The Eagles "One of These Nights" was the very first album I ever purchased with my own money.




Glenn was born in here in Detroit, and grew up in Royal, MI. He went to the same High School as some of my cousins. Started out playing with Bob Seger.

They've been playing his music non-stop on the radio stations here.

67 is too young to die, and it's an odd occurrence as I believe Lemmy, Bowie and Rickman were all 69 when they died, and Natalie Cole was about 65.



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Re: Glen Frey of The Eagles...
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2016, 06:37:55 PM »
Why is there no discussion of the cause of death? The man died from complications of his rheumatoid arthritis and no one wants to talk about it other than those who also suffer from it.
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Re: Glen Frey of The Eagles...
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2016, 12:22:57 AM »
Why is there no discussion of the cause of death? The man died from complications of his rheumatoid arthritis and no one wants to talk about it other than those who also suffer from it.

I think it's just not "sexy", like a heroin overdose or cancer.
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Re: Glen Frey of The Eagles...
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2016, 12:27:40 AM »
Why is there no discussion of the cause of death? The man died from complications of his rheumatoid arthritis and no one wants to talk about it other than those who also suffer from it.

Sounded like it was a series of illnesses. Intestinal problems, Pneumonia, etc.

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Re: Glen Frey of The Eagles...
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2016, 09:07:01 AM »
Why is there no discussion of the cause of death? The man died from complications of his rheumatoid arthritis and no one wants to talk about it other than those who also suffer from it.

Sounded like it was a series of illnesses. Intestinal problems, Pneumonia, etc.
All complications of his rheumatoid arthritis. Things like this are part of the reason I have to see my rheumatologist every three months and have extensive blood work each and every time. It is also why I have to go into hyper vigilant mode any time I get a mild cough or even a papercut. RA is an autoimmune disease meaning your immune system is so screwed up that it is attacking tissues and organs it is supposed to be defending. Most autoimmune diseases have a primary system or organ that they attack, but it often doesn't stop there.

I think it's just not "sexy", like a heroin overdose or cancer.
There is that. Plus, few people understand what RA, or any other autoimmune disease, actually is or how they affect the body.
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Re: Glen Frey of The Eagles...
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2016, 05:34:16 PM »
I hope your RA stays under control, Velma.

Didn't realize it could have such serious consequences.

Be well!

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Re: Glen Frey of The Eagles...
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2016, 04:09:05 AM »
Thanks, joeactor.
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Re: Glen Frey of The Eagles...
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2016, 07:48:55 PM »
Sad, the Eagles have been one of my favorite bands for over a decade, now. I know that doesn't stack up to a lot of people, but you have to take into account my age. =P

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