Country musician Glen Campbell has died at 81

Country singer Glen Campbell dies after battle with Alzheimer's

Obituary: Glen Campbell

The country singer Glen Campbell died on Tuesday at the age of 81 after living with Alzheimer's for six years.

Glen sold over 45 million records throughout his career and bagged an impressive 12 number one songs on the USA country singles chart.

Rock and country music singer Glen Campbell has died. Best known for his string of hits in the late '60s and '70s - including his signature song, 1975's "Rhinestone Cowboy" - Campbell also hosted the CBS variety show The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour from 1968 to 1972.

In 2011, Campbell revealed that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. They would go on to collaborate on numerous records such as Wichita Lineman and the ballad Galveston.

His last music video, "Adios", was just released last month. "You love music", he said.

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I'm not gonna miss you.

Anne Murray, singer and author, tweeted, "RIP my dear old friend Glen Campbell".

I'm still here, but I'm gone.

Campbell is survived by his wife, Kim Campbell of Nashville; as well as 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. "You were a shining light in so many ways".

Campbell also made appearances on the big screen, most notably starring alongside John Wayne in the 1969 version of True Grit. He will be remembered so well and with so much love.

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