Country music legend Glen Campbell has died aged 81 after a long battle with alzheimers. His health has been said to have deteriorated over the last few months. The news came Tuesday when the family released the following statement:
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.
Glen is survived by his wife, Kim Campbell of Nashville, TN; their three children, Cal, Shannon and Ashley; his children from previous marriages, Debby, Kelli, Travis, Kane, and Dillon; ten grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren; sisters Barbara, Sandra, and Jane; and brothers John Wallace “Shorty” and Gerald.
In lieu of flowers, donations for Alzheimer’s research may be made to the Glen Campbell Memorial Fund at BrightFocus Foundation through the donation page at Careliving.org.
The family appreciates your prayers and respect for their privacy at this time.
His daughter Ashley Campbell has followed up by paying her own tribute to her father
Heartbroken. I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be. He will be remembered so well and with so much love.
Glen will be remembered for 2 of his hits “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Wichita Lineman“. Rhinestone Cowboy was number 1 in US country and 4 in UK charts while Wichita Lineman was number 1 in US country and 7 in UK charts respectively.
Glen released an incredible 67 albums between 1962 and 2017 plus 82 singles one being released twice 9 being number 1 on at least 1 of the charts. Glen also contributed towards 4 films including True Grit staring the late John Wayne and Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.
REST IN COUNTRY HEAVEN GLEN CAMPBELL