Country music singer, Glen Campbell, best known for his 1975 hit, ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ has died after a battle with Alzheimer’s.
Campbell passed away Tuesday around 10 AM in a Nashville facility for Alzheimer’s patients six years after he was first diagnosed with the illness, according to the BBC.
During his 50 years in show business, Campbell released more than 70 albums, although he was most famous for ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ a mainstay of karaoke bars around the world.
He sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA Gold albums, four Platinum albums and one Double-platinum album.
People paid their respects on Twitter following the announcement of his passing:
RIP Glen Campbell 😭
— Robyn Moore (@RobynMMoore) August 8, 2017
“Glen Campbell” rip glen.
— alan (@magstogether) 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
Such sad news Thoughts are with Glens friends & family R.I.P Legend x
— Fiona (@Fiona67D) August 8, 2017
Glen Campbell’s documentary on his battle with Alzheimer’s is really poignant. Recommend watching it & listening to Rhinestone Cowboy!
— Ben Pringle (@BPringle13) August 8, 2017
Sorry to hear of the passing of #GlenCampbell I was a fan and bought his Greatest hits Album in my youth RIP.
— Bob Young (@Musquat) August 8, 2017
My dad loved Glen Campbell so much. We listened to his songs and watched his TV show all the time. https://t.co/LKIdl1irHL
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) August 8, 2017
RIP a true music legend.
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