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Who is Deacon Frey? Why Glenn Frey's Son Leaves His Father's Band "The Eagle"?

abhram Published On Fri Aug 05 2022   Modified On Fri Aug 05 2022
Who is Deacon Frey? Why Glenn Frey's Son Leaves His Father's Band "The Eagle"?

Deacon Frey is the son of the late Glenn Frey and Cindy Millican. His father was a renowned singer and songwriter and was also popular as the founder of the Eagle Band. 

Eagle Band, is a popular rock band based in Los Angeles. Deacon's father Glenn Frey was the co-lead singer and frontman of the Eagle Band along with Don Henley.

Deacon Frey took over his father's position in the band after the sad demise of his father. He along with her talented sister Taylor Frey has taken the charge of the Eagle Band and continues the dream that was lived by their father.

Deacon Frey, who shares his father's physical appearance and singing ability, is leading the band forward and playing the parent role with ease.

Deacon Frey miss the golden opportunity to join the "Hotel California 2022 Tour" of Eagle Band, what was the reason behind this? And to know the reason and unknown facts about Deacon Frey's life, stick with us and scroll below.

Glenn Frey's Early life; Birth, Parents and Nationality

The younger brother of the actress Taylor Frey, Deacon Frey was born on 17th April 1993, in the United States of America.

He is born to a famous personality, his parents are Glenn Frey and Cindy Millican. 


He has two siblings, an elder sister Taylor Frey who was born on 10th March 1991 and a younger brother Otis Frey born on 2003. His elder sister Taylor is an actor and has also worked as a writer, a schoolteacher, and a kid instructor.

Deacon Frey with his family members

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He has American Nationality whiles he belongs to mixed ethnicity; French-Canadian, English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry from her dad’s side.

His Parents Are Famous Personality

Deacon Frey's late father, Glenn Frey has a distinguished acting and musical career. He was a founding member of the rock group Eagles.

 Glenn Frey co-wrote the majority of the Eagles' songs in addition to being the band's frontman and sharing lead vocal responsibilities with Don Henley.

Her mother, Cindy Millican, though, was a trained dancer and choreographer. The couple that became Taylor's parents wed in the 1990s and remained together until Glenn Frey's death.

Death of Deacon Frey's Father; Glenn Frey

One of Eagle's co-lead singers, Glenn Frey, passed away on 18 Jan 2016. Glenn Frey died at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia, according to multiple published accounts.

Irving Azoff, the manager of the Eagles, stated in an interview with the entertainment and media news website TheWrap that Frey's death "could be put in part on the RA medications he was taking, The colitis and pneumonia were side effects from all the meds."

Taylor's mother protested the incorrect prescription and subpar care her husband received, which resulted in his death, to Steven Itzkowitz, a gastroenterologist at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Deacon's First Performance With Eagles 

Deacon Frey The late Glenn Frey's kid has always loved music. Deacon shared the same love of music as his father.

However, after the passing of his father, he experienced his largest professional breakthrough when he was asked to replace his father, Glenn Frey by Eagle Bands.

Deacon Frey performing as the frontman for The Eagles

His debut with Eagle Bands came at Classic West at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, where he performed in a live concert on July 15, 2017. He performed along with band members Vince Gill, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit.

The concert was a debut performance for late Glenn Frey's son but was also Eagle's first performance after Glenn's Death.

Just a couple of months from his debut performance, Deacon got the opportunity to perform at their Classic West and Classic East shows in front of a 50k audience. 

This was the first experience for Deacon performing in front of such huge crowds but Deacon gave his best and received appreaction and accolades for his performance. 

This was Deacon's first performance as frontman of The Eagle bands and this was just the beginning of something big, this lead him to many big tours.

Deacon had also experienced performing with his father before his death.

Deacon and his dad, sharing the same stage.

 A couple of the Eagles' classic songs, including Hotel California and a few others, were performed by the father-and-son duo. This is the one,

Deacon Missed The Eagle "Hotel California 2022 Tour"

The Eagle Band began their Hotel California 2022 tour in Savannah, Ga. But the deacon was missing from the tour. Deacon is part of Eagle since his father died but he was not seen on this important tour.

In reply to the question asked by the fans, The Eagle band answer the fan's queries by posting on Facebook. The Eagles made a Facebook post on 17 Feb 2017, which explain Deacon missed the tour because of his illness. They write;

“Due to illness, Deacon Frey will not be performing with the Eagles during their “Hotel California 2022 Tour” kicking off Saturday, February 19th at the Enmarket Arena in Savannah, Georgia. Deacon’s bandmates will take over his tour duties in his absence.”

On whether Deacon will join the tour or not, The Eagles further write,

"will be based on his recovery and doctor’s recommendations.”

Deacon Frey's with his former bandmates of The Eagles

However, what happens to Deacon is not revealed and neither the frontman of The Eagle, Deacon Frey confirmed his illness"

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Deacon Frey Leaves The Eagle

The Eagle posted Deacon missed the tour because of illness and they continue the tour. They performed in several places as part of the tour. 

But things were not going good between Deacon and The Eagles and this was the reason Deacon was not available for the tour. 

The deacon who took over his father's position in the Eagle has to serve Eagle for almost 5 years and Deacon Frey, who has been performing a few of his late father Glenn Frey's songs on tour for almost five years, has left the group.

The Eagle conforming the Deacon exist writes on their website,

“Deacon Frey has devoted the past 4½ 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 path. We understand, completely, and we support him in whatever he wishes to pursue in the years ahead."

Also, a spokesperson of the Eagle confirmed, that Deacon won't be replaced in the tour that is set to resume on April 19 and will continue till June. He added,

“Deacon’s bandmates will take over his tour duties in his absence,” 

The Band further stated,

Deacon, then 24 years old, made an extraordinary decision after his father passed away by entering the highly public realm of his father's lengthy and renowned career. We are appreciative of Deacon's heroic efforts and send our best wishes to him as he plans his future. Deacon is always welcome to join us onstage at any upcoming concerts if he so chooses. Deacon's Eagles Family will always be here to surround him with love, support, and goodwill. We sincerely hope that our supporters will join us in wishing Deacon all the best as he enters the next stage of his career.

Deacon Frey Relationship Status

Deacon Frey the former lead vocalist and frontman of The Eagle who is also rising the fame has kept his life secret. 

Deacon Frey attending an event with his Mom, Elder Sister, & Younger Brother

Deacon is a little different from the young people of today who are addicted to social media in that he is not as active there and that none of his posts that already up give any indication of his relationship status.

It is safe to say that he is currently single and not dating anyone.

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Deacon Frey's Net Worth

As of 2022, Deacon the net worth is over $2 million. Most of it came from his association with his father's band The Eagle. 

While his late father was rich and had an estimated net worth of $120 million at the time of his death.

Deacon's mother, Cindy Millican, is said to have a net worth of $90 million, with a sizeable percentage of that amount coming from her bequest.

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