Glen Campbell, 'Rhinestone Cowboy' singer, dies at 81
The legendary guitarist is best known for his million-selling 1975 single ?Rhinestone Cowboy?. Photograph: (Twitter)
“Rhinestone Cowboy” singer Glen Campbell died on Tuesday morning at the age of 81. He died after "a long and courageous battle" with Alzheimer's disease, his family said.
"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 ... following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease," his family announced on Facebook.
Campbell announced in 2011 that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
The legendary guitarist is best known for his million-selling 1975 single “Rhinestone Cowboy”.
He made history in 1967 by winning four Grammys in the country and pop categories.
Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, Brian Wilson and other musicians paid tribute to Campbell on social media.
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
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
I'm very broken up to hear about my friend Glen Campbell. An incredible musician and an even better person. I'm at a loss. Love & Mercy.— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) August 8, 2017