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Founding Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey died on Monday at the age of 67

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News of his death was confirmed on the bands’ website with a statement from his family and former bandmates.

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.

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.

Cindy Frey | Taylor Frey | Deacon Frey | Otis Frey|
Don Henley | Joe Walsh | Timothy B. Schmit | Bernie Leadon | Irving Azoff

Frey had been battling intestinal issues for months. In November, his health problems forced the band to postpone their appearance scheduled for Dec. 6 at the Kennedy Center Honors until 2016. At the time, the band issued a statement, explaining that Frey “has had a recurrence of previous intestinal issues, which will require major surgery and a lengthy recovery period.”

The musician had a long history of intestinal problems. According to the Washington Post, 10 years after The Eagles broke up, the first attempts to reunite the group in 1990 were paused partly because Frey needed to undergo surgery to remove part of his large intestine. His health problems continued to flare up again during the band’s “Hell Freezes Over” reunion tour, causing the group to postpone tour dates while he recovered, though his intestinal issues continued to persist.

Frey was a founding member of The Eagles, creating the band with Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner in 1971. He sang lead vocals on many of the band’s hits and co-wrote “Hotel California” and “Desperado” with Henley. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

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Dutch Police Training Eagles To Take Down Drones

While governments and law enforcement continue to grapple with the ominous potential of drones, the solution looks likes it could actually be much more simple and archaic than imagined.

The Dutch police have joined forces with Guards From Above, a firm in The Hague who specialize in training birds of prey for private security, to help protect the skies from rogue drones. With some training, the eagles recognize the drones as prey, which they then disable with their talons and return to a safe place.

So far, the project is just a trial, with the police assessing whether they want a full fleet of drone-busting birds of prey.

Drones are becoming cheaper and more accessible, heightening fears that they could be used by criminals or terrorist groups. In this vein, the Japanese police force has recently announced they will deploy a battalion of anti-drone officers and disabling drones.

“In the future drones will be used increasingly, so [it] will increase the number of incidents involving drones,” the Netherland’s Police said in a statement. “Drones can also be used for criminal purposes.”

The security firm says that the technique they use is not harmful to the birds and is no more dangerous than the scraps they get into with prey in the wild. In fact, their feet are heavily scaled to specifically protect them from sharp bites, slashes, and scratches. Even so, the company is working with the Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) to assess whether the drone propellers affect the bird’s talons.

In a press release, Guards From Above said, “We use the birds’ natural hunting instincts in order to intercept drones. We do this safely, quickly, and accurately.

”The animal instinct of a bird of prey is unique. They are made to be able to overpower fast-moving prey. Sometimes the solution to a hypermodern problem is more obvious than you might think.”