Glenn Frey, Eagles Guitarist and Actor, Dead at 67

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Glenn Frey, best known as the guitarist for the Eagles, died today at age 67.

While music was certainly his first love, he also had a love for acting, appearing in several television shows during the 80s and 90s.

Not only did he recur on Wiseguy in 1989 as Bobby Travis, but he and his music was featured on an episode of Miami Vice in 1985.

On "Smuggler's Blues," Frey's song of the same name from his album, The Allnighter, played throughout the episode as Frey immersed himself in the role of Jimmy Cole, his first acting credit. It's shown often on television, and Frey obviously caught the acting bug as a result.

Glenn Frey

Frey had another guest starring role on another Don Johnson show, Nash Bridges, in 1997 and his last television credit was on Arli$$ in 2002.

About his passing, the Eagles and Frey's family shared this on Facebook:

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.

Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer for TV Fanatic. Follow her on Twitter.

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