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Guitarist Deacon Frey Leaves The Eagles



he Eagles announced Wednesday that guitarist Deacon Frey has left the rock band.

A statement posted to Eagles co-founder Don Henley's Facebook page and on the band's official website says, "Deacon Frey has devoted the past 41/2 years to carrying on his father's legacy and, after some weeks of reflection, he now feels that it is time for him to forge his own path."

The son of late Eagles guitarist and co-founder Glenn Frey, Deacon has not been performing with the group on its current tour.

"We understand, completely, and we support him in whatever he wishes to pursue in the years ahead," the Eagles said.

After Glenn's demise, Deacon joined his father's band in July 2017 at age 24, and "did an extraordinary thing by stepping from relative anonymity into the very public world of his father's long illustrious career," the band acknowledges.

They offered Deacon a chance to share the stage with his Eagle bandmates at any future concerts, if he so desires.

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