Legendary country singer Glen Campbell died on Aug. 8 after battling Alzheimer’s for years, and the country world is mourning the loss of their star. See the heartfelt condolences here.
Glen Campbell, a singer, guitarist and TV host who bridged country and pop music, has died at the age of 81, according to a statement on his official website. Country fans and the music world at large are mourning the icon, who was best known for the hits “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Gentle on My Mind,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” and “Country Boy.” He announced that he had Alzheimer’s disease in 2011, and he lost his battle on Aug. 8.
Celebrity fans have been taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on his passing, as Brad Paisley wrote: “Thank you @GlenCampbell for the artistry, grace & class you brought to country music. You were a shining light in so many ways.” So sad.
“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, adding that his wife Kim Campbell would be making a statement shortly. “The family appreciates your prayers and respect for their privacy at this time,” the statement also read.
Our hearts go out to Glen’s loved ones during this difficult time. See more celebrity messages below:
Extremely sad to hear that Glen Campbell has passed away. My prayers and thoughts go out to him and his family.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) August 8, 2017
Thank you @GlenCampbell for the artistry, grace & class you brought to country music. You were a shining light in so many ways.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) August 8, 2017
Glen Campbell was one of the greatest voices of all time. I will always love you, Glen! pic.twitter.com/LQFEWA42lF
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) August 8, 2017
So sad to hear about Glen Campbell passing. Your music always inspired me and many others. One of the kindest guys and best poets ever RIP.
— Chord Overstreet (@chordoverstreet) August 8, 2017
Huge loss in the world of music today. Rest In Peace, Glen Campbell. https://t.co/vexA1kYixX
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) August 8, 2017
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