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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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Daniel Radcliffe on Alan Rickman: ‘I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life’

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Daniel Radcliffe has joined J.K. Rowling in paying tribute to Alan Rickman, remembering the man who played Severus Snape to his Boy Who Lived in the eight Harry Potter films.
“Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with,” Radcliffe wrote Thursday on his Google Plus page. “He is also one of the [most loyal] and most supportive people I’ve ever met in the film industry. He was so encouraging of me both on set and in the years post-Potter. I’m pretty sure he came and saw everything I ever did on stage both in London and New York. He didn’t have to do that. I know other people who’ve been friends with him for much much longer than I have and they all say ‘if you call Alan, it doesn’t matter where in the world he is or how busy he is with what he’s doing, he’ll get back to you within a day.’”

Radcliffe continued, “People create perceptions of actors based on the parts they played so it might surprise some people to learn that contrary to some of the sterner (or downright scary) characters he played, Alan was extremely kind, generous, self-deprecating and funny. And certain things obviously became even funnier when delivered in his unmistakable double-bass.”

As a young actor on the Harry Potter set, Radcliffe added that Rickman was one of the first adults to treat him “like a peer rather than a child.”

“Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career,” he wrote. “Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man.”
Rickman died Thursday at the age of 69.
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Woman’s React When Winning A $120,000 Aston Martin On The Price Is Right

When I go on a game show like The Price Is Right, I’d really prefer to walk away with a very fast six-figure sports car instead of some horrible dining room set. Thank god there’s Dream Car Week, and it kicked off today with one woman locking down a 2016 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT Coupe.
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Naturally, she’s very happy about this outcome.

The winner is Bay Area wedding photographer and mom Francesca Penko, and she’ll be rolling up to her wedding gigs in a silver Aston Martin worthy of 007 himself—complete with a six-speed manual.

Total price? $120,265. During the “Spelling Bee,” Francesca got the chance to choose between $25,000 in cash and the Aston Martin. She didn’t hesitate to pick the car. Our kinda gal. And it paid off bigtime!

The other cars up for grabs this week are a Mercedes 550 4Matic Coupe, a Tesla Model S, a Porsche Panamera, a Maserati Quattroporte, and a BMW 320i available on a Big Wheel spin.

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