Glenn Frey, one of the founders of the Eagles, a legendary U.S. rock group that recorded numerous hits in the 1970s, died Monday in New York. Frey was 67 and suffered medical complications after intestinal surgery.

"Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia," a statement on the band's Facebook page said.

Frey played guitar and keyboards with the band, which became known for such hits as "Peaceful Easy Feeling," "Take it Easy" and "Tequila Sunrise."

The band split up in 1970 but reunited in the 1990s, releasing albums in 1994 and 2007.