Breaking News: Glen Campbell Has Passed Away

by Missy Wolf / 76 days ago / Comments
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After his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer'sCountry Music Hall of Fame member Glen Campbell has passed away at 81 years old. Campbell's passing was confirmed through his official Facebook account as well as his website just after 3:30 pm CST today, Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Survived by his wife, Kim Campbell of Nashville, TN; their three children, Cal, Shannon and Ashley; his 5 children from previous marriages, Debby, Kelli, Travis, Kane, and Dillon, grand children, great grand children, as well as siblings Barbara, Sandra, Jane, John Wallace, and Gerald.

Campbell is an Arkansas native that is best known for hits including "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman", "Rhinestone Cowboy", and much more. Campbell earned himself six Grammy awards during his very successful career along with three Grammy Hall of Fame awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award, nine ACM awards and two CMA awards and several others. 

As a member of the Los Angeles "Wrecking Crew", Campbell began as a studio musician prior to stepping out on his own as a solo artist. Campbell has played on the albums of music icons Dean Martin, Merle Haggard, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra just to name a few. Not only has Campbell had a long and successful career on his own, he has lent his talents to many other artists and even toured with the Beach Boys.

Campbell not only played a huge part in the music industry, he also hosted The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour from 1969-1972 on television which helped launch the career of several artists many of you know and love today including Alan Jackson (recent Country Music Hall Of Fame inductee) and Anne Murray. Campbell himself was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2005. 

From music to television, Campbell played a big role in country music and leaves the world with a catalog of great music, fond memories, and a little more awareness about the effects of Alzheimer's. Through the love of fans and support of friends and family, Campbell's legacy will live on. We lost another legend today. RIP Glen Campbell, 1936-2017. Our prayers are with his family, friends, and fans across the world. 

At the request of his family, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glen Campbell Memorial Fund at BrightFocus Foundation through CareLiving.org.


 

 

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