Irving Azoff Points To Arthritis Meds As Partial Cause Of Glenn Frey's Death
January 21, 2016 at 4:48 AM (PT)
On MONDAY (NET NEWS 1/18), ALL ACCESS reported the sad news that a message on THE EAGLES website confirmed that founding member/guitarist GLENN FREY had died at the age of 67. "GLENN fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia," the message stated. Now, Manager IRVING AZOFF is shedding some light on the loss, blaming -- in part -- the medications FREY was taking.
“The colitis and pneumonia were side effects from all the meds,” AZOFF told THEWRAP.COM. “He died from complications of ulcer and colitis after being treated with drugs for his rheumatoid arthritis which he had for over 15 years.” AZOFF did not specify the drug in question, saying that he had been counseled by an attorney not to do so.