Country music legend Glen Campbell dies at 81
Legendary country singer Glen Campbell passed away Tuesday at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Campbell’s official Twitter page announced the news.
Celebrity news website TMZ said Campbell died in a Nashville facility for patients diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011.
Campbell’s musical career stretched across decades. He first came onto the scene in 1960 and rose to be a household name over the following 10 years.
He was best known for his hit “Rhinestone Cowboy” but had a long list of hits throughout his career. He recorded nearly 60 albums, the most recent of which, “Adios,” was released in June.
He won 10 Grammy awards and multiple other honors.
Campbell appeared in several films, including the original “True Grit” and “Rock-A-Doodle.” He was the focus of a documentary, “I’ll Be Me,” that was released in 2014.
The singer lived in the Valley for about 20 years. He moved to the Phoenix area in the 1980s before departing for Malibu around 2000.
Campbell was survived by his wife, Kim, eight children from four marriages and 10 grandchildren.
The family said donations can be made to the Glen Campbell Memorial Fund in his honor.