His Alzheimer’s diagnosis was documented in his 2014 farewell tour documentary I’ll Be Me. After a long battle with the disease, legendary country singer Glen Campbell passed away in a Nashville facility on Tuesday. He was 81-years-old at the time. He is survived by his wife Kim Campbell and their eight children.
“Glen is survived by his wife, Kim Campbell of Nashville; their three children, Cal, Shannon and Ashley; his children from previous marriages, Debby, Kelli, Travis, Kane, and Dillon; 10 grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren; sisters Barbara, Sandra, and Jane; and brothers John Wallace ‘Shorty’ and Gerald.” – via statement on his official website.
Campbell’s singing career spanned over a half century. He released over 70 albums, scoring more than 20 hits in the Top 40 and topping 25 country Top 10 singles. His success wasn’t only limited to country radio, he also managed to crossover into the country-pop genre. Campbell dabbled in acting too, most notably in John Wayne’s 1969 classic western True Grit, for which he provided the theme song.
Some of his hits include “Gentle on My Mind,” “Wichita Lineman,” “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” and “Country Boy.” By far, his biggest of his career was “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Check that out below, along with several others.
Our condolences go out to his family and friends.
Glen Campbell ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ Music Video
True Grit Opening Credits
Glen Campbell ‘By The Time I Get To Phoenix’
Glen Campbell ‘Witchita Lineman’