It was five years ago today (January 18th, 2016) that Eagles' co-founder, guitarist, and songwriter Glenn Frey died in New York City due to complications from Rheumatoid Arthritis, Acute Ulcerative Colitis and Pneumonia. He was 67-years-old. Against all odds, after a period of mourning, the surviving Eagles — Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit — decided to forge ahead and hit the road with Frey's then-23-year-old son Deacon Frey and country star Vince Gill stepping in to cover Frey's classic songs.
In 2019, on behalf of the Frey estate, Glenn Frey's widow, Cindy Frey, filed suit against both Mount Sinai Hospital and gastroenterologist Dr. Steven Itzkowitz. Cindy Frey is suing for $12 million in lost earnings to her family due to Glenn's death. She claims that in 2015 — the year before Frey's death — Itzkowitz was negligent in treating the Glenn's ulcerative colitis.
PageSix.com reported Cindy Frey's suit puts forth that “the doctor failed to 'promptly and properly assess the patient for respiratory issues and ignored an infection.' As a result of his death, his family was deprived of his care, guidance and support, and they have suffered pecuniary damage.” The report states that Itzkowitz believes that Frey could not have earned another $12 million had he lived passed 67.