Glenn Frey’s death back near the beginning of 2016 was a sudden and unexpected turn that almost no one saw coming, least of all his family and friends. Fast forward to today, and the Eagles’ singer’s wife has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hospital and physicians who treated him before his untimely death at 67.
Cindy Frey is seeking an unspecified amount in damages against Mount Sinai Hospital and more specifically her husband’s gastroenterologist Steven Itzkowitz for pain and suffering, as well as the loss of services of a spouse. The singer’s official cause of death was listed as stemming from complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, which is an inflammatory bowel disease, and and pneumonia.
In the suit, a copy of which was obtained by Rolling Stone, Frey has argued that Mount Sinai and Itzkowitz failed to “promptly and properly treat [Frey’s] ulcerative colitis and associated symptoms and diseases of the bowel,” and that, “As a result of the foregoing acts of negligence, Glenn Frey was rendered sick, lame and disabled, suffered injuries, pain, mental anguish, was compelled to seek medical care and attention, incurred expenses thereof, and was permanently injured and disabled until the time of his death.”
Despite the death of their leader, The Eagles have carried on with his son Deacon Frey stepping into his dad’s shoes. Last year the band headlined a pair of bi-coastal stadium blowouts called the Classic East and the Classic West, and plan on hitting the road this Spring and Summer on an extensive tour of North America.