Country superstar Glen Campbell has passed away at age 81. After a long and arduous battle with the debilitating Alzheimer’s disease. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Campbell is best known for songs such as “Gentle on My Mind,” “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” Over the course of his career, he released 60+ studio albums, and accumulated sales of 45 million records world wide. His musical accomplishments include 12 gold albums, four platinum albums, and one double-platinum album. He also received a lifetime achievement award, Album of the Year (1968), and four other Grammy Awards. Campbell released his final album, Adiós, in June of 2017.
A note from his family reveals:
“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.”
“The family appreciates your prayers and respect for their privacy at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glen Campbell Memorial Fund at BrightFocus Foundation, which will support Alzheimer’s research and education. BrightFocus drives innovative research worldwide and promotes awareness to defeat Alzheimer’s. All contributions are tax-deductible.”