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dead at 81

08-08-2017, 06:13 PM
Glen Campbell -- legendary country music singer best known for his 1975 hit, "Rhinestone Cowboy" -- has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's ... TMZ has learned.
Campbell died Tuesday around 10 AM in a Nashville facility for Alzheimer's patients ... according to a source close to his family.

The musician released more than 70 albums over a 50-year career, and had a series of hits in the '60s and '70s including "Gentle on My Mind," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston," "Country Boy" and his best-selling single, "Rhinestone Cowboy."

Glen made history in 1967 by winning 4 Grammys in the country and pop categories, and took home CMA's Entertainer of the Year award in 1968.

Campbell was also an actor and TV host who starred in the variety show, "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" on CBS from 1969-1972. The 2014 documentary "I'll Be Me" documented Glen's farewell tour and struggle with his Alzheimer's diagnosis.

He's survived by his wife, Kim Campbell, and 8 children. Kim's scheduled to speak at*The Alzheimer's Alliance of Smith County luncheon in Tyler, Texas in November about the challenges faced by people living with the disease and their families.

Glen was 81.

May He Rest In Peace.

08-08-2017, 06:20 PM
Godspeed. He sure could play a guitar. Here he is at his best imho:


RIP Glen.

08-08-2017, 07:34 PM

RIP Glen

The Poet
08-08-2017, 10:13 PM
He was a fine entertainer who suffered much in recent years. Sympathy to his family, friends, and fans. Rest in peace, Glen.

I would share my Glen Campbell story with you here, but I fear some may take offense, so thus I hold my peace.

08-09-2017, 10:14 AM
R.I.P., Wichita Lineman.

08-09-2017, 07:21 PM
A great musician and ultimately a great person, once he had exorcised his demons and found personal contentment. So happy that he got to say goodbye while he was still able.

08-09-2017, 10:06 PM
A very gifted and good musician who couldn't read a lick of music by his own account. He played on so many studio albums back in the early to mid 60's. He even played on toured with the Beach Boys while Brian stopped to concentrate on writing music. Such a shame the last 5 years of his life. Really sucks Alzheimer's, what it does to the individual and his family. RIP Glenn and thank you for such wonderful music and sharing your voice with us all.

08-15-2017, 08:19 AM
Admittedly, I didn't know how accomplished a musician/guitar player he was. Loved his songs. I thought the following interview was pretty cool: