Famed country music legend, Glen Campbell has died this morning according to his family. Having garnished dozens of hits, including “Witchita Lineman”, “Rhinestone Cowboy”, and many others. The musician revealed to his fans that he was battling Alzheimer’s in 2011.
Campbell was a very accomplished musician, and admired by his friends and family alike. He was recognized with 28 awards in his lifetime, including four Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-which he received in 2012.
“Glen was a dear friend to me.” Wrote Jerry Lee Lewis stated. “Let the Lord be with him to rest his soul and to comfort his family.” Other similar tribute rolled in over social media. This was posted by Dolly Parton this afternoon.
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
I had the opportunity last March with his daughter, Ashley Campbell, speaking on his influence on her as well as her own career in the music industry. She posted this touching tweet Monday afternoon, showing the bond that the father-daughter held.
Heartbroken. I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be. He will be remembered so well and with so much love. pic.twitter.com/1Z8mm8Jzth
— Ashley Campbell (@ashcambanjo) August 8, 2017
Glen will be missed by his millions of fans of all ages. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Glen’s entire family at this time.