Deacon Frey has made the decision to leave the Eagles after four-and-a-half years playing in place of his late father Glenn.
The Eagles released a statement that read, "After some weeks of reflection, he now feels that it is time for him to forge his own path. We understand, completely, and we support him in whatever he wishes to pursue in the years ahead.
The statement also said, "In the wake of his dad’s demise, Deacon, at age 24, did an extraordinary thing by stepping from relative anonymity into the very public world of his father’s long illustrious career. We are grateful to Deacon for his admirable efforts and we wish him well as he charts his future.”
The statement concluded with: "Deacon’s Eagles family will always be here to surround him with love, support and goodwill, and he is always welcome to join us onstage at any future concerts, if he so desires. We hope our fans will join us in wishing Deacon the very best as he moves into the next phase of his career."
Deacon has not appeared on the latest leg of the band's Hotel California celebration tour, which will resume on April 19th in Columbus, Ohio.
Vince Gill, who joined at the same time with Deacon, remains in the lineup.
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