Country music icon Glen Campbell has died

Country music star Glen Campbell has died, aged 81.

The Rhinestone Cowboy singer passed away in Nashville on Tuesday morning after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

“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,” a statement posted on the singer’s official website page reads.


Glen is survived by his wife Kim, their three children, Cal, Shannon and Ashley and his children from previous marriages, Debby, Kelli, Travis, Kane, and Dillon.

Campbell is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a music and comedy variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.

The country music legend sold more than 45 million records, had 12 gold albums and 75 chart hits.

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