The legend of American country music, Glen Campbell, passed away on Tuesday morning, August 8, 2017. Campbell died at a local care facility in Nashville, TN. After battling with Alzheimer's disease with courage, he bade farewell to this world at the age of 81.
According to Wide Open Country, Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011, at the age of 75. When he was being treated at a care facility, medical reports revealed that he had entered the final stages of the disease.
"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist," read a statement on Campbell's website.
Famed American country singer Tim McGraw expressed his condolences to the passing of this country legend. "Songs, songs, songs... Man, in a world of good stuff, his was great, in a world of great stuff, his was special! @GlenCampbell," tweeted McGraw on August 8.
Glen Travis Campbell lived a long and successful life, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, according to ABC News. He was an unparalleled performer, songwriter, and guitarist. In the '60s and '70s, his series of hits, including his signature work, "Rhinestone Cowboy" of 1975, popularized his name in the entertainment scene. He has also collaborated with film legend John Wayne and one of America's most influential artists, Frank Sinatra.
Glen Campbell left behind his widow Kim Campbell and three children. His extended family--children from previous marriages, grand children, great-grand children--appreciates everyone's prayer and respect of their privacy at this devastating time, according to Campbell's website.