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Legendary Country Singer Glen Campbell Dies Aged 81

Glen Campbell the legendary country music singer best known for his massive 1975 hit, "Rhinestone Cowboy" has passed away following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's.

TMZ reports that according to a source close to his family Campbell died on Tuesday around 10 AM in a Nashville facility for Alzheimer's patients.

The musician incredibly released over 70 albums during a career spanning 50-years.


Campbell had a series of hits during the '60s and '70s including "Gentle on My Mind," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston," "Country Boy" and his best-selling single, "Rhinestone Cowboy.

He made history in 1967 by winning four Grammys Awards in the country and pop categories, and also took home CMA's Entertainer of the Year award in 1968.

Campbell was also an actor and TV host who starred in his own variety show ,"The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" on CBS from 1969-1972.

In 2014 the documentary "I'll Be Me" traced Glen's farewell tour and his struggle with his Alzheimer's diagnosis.

He's survived by his wife, Kim Campbell, and eight children.

Glen was 81. RIP



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