Glen Campbell, the indelible voice behind 21 Top 40 hits including "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Wichita Lineman" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," died Tuesday. He was 81.
His family released a statement saying, "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."
Country stars have shared their memories of the Rhinestone Cowboy on Twitter
We lost a music legend today. Rest in peace, Glen Campbell. Sending love and prayers to his family. pic.twitter.com/CqW5eMFXAF— Rascal Flatts (@rascalflatts) 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
Wow... just heard Glen Campbell passed... sad day for music— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) August 8, 2017
Extremely sad to hear that Glen Campbell has passed away. My prayers and thoughts go out to him and his family.— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) August 8, 2017
Thank you Glen Campbell for sharing your talent with us for so many years— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) August 8, 2017
May you rest in peace my friend
You will never be forgotten
Rest in peace Glen Campbell. You touched all of our lives with your music and you will be greatly missed.— Montgomery Gentry (@mgunderground) August 8, 2017
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
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