Published: Wed, August 09, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Singer Glen Campbell dies at 81

Singer Glen Campbell dies at 81

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease", his family said in a statement posted on the singer's official website.

His best-selling single, "Rhinestone Cowboy", was released in 1975 and has sold more than five million copies.

He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The Rhinestone Cowboy singer passed on Tuesday morning.

According to The Tennessean, Campbell was diagnosed with the disease in 2011. The seventh of 12 kids, Campbell dropped out of school when he was 14, moving first to Wyoming and then to Los Angeles, where in the early 60s he appeared on the records of Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard and the Byrds. They included songs like "Gentle on My Mind", and "Wichita Lineman".

He released a final song and video in 2014 while living in a long-term care facility in Tennessee.

The man that loves you 'til the end.

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Rebekah's mother posted updates on Facebook , calling for thoughts and prayers following the tragedy. This happened around 6:30 p.m. near 103rd Street West and West 70th Street near Clearwater.

I'm still here, but I'm gone. "You feel good. I get a kick out of it".

Campbell was 81 years old.

Thank you @GlenCampbell for the artistry, grace & class you brought to country music.

Campbell also made appearances on the big screen, most notably starring alongside John Wayne in the 1969 version of True Grit.

Heartbroken. I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be.

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