Glen Campbell Has Died at the Age of 81

The iconic singer battled Alzheimer's disease since 2012

August 8, 2017

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Glen Campbell has died. The iconic country singer was 81. Campbell battled Alzheimer's disease since 2012. 

The 81-year-old singer is best known for his slew of hits from the '60s, '70s, and '80s. His hit songs included "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Southern Nights," and Gentle on My Mind." He also hosted a televised variety show from 1969 to 1972. Campbell's family confirmed the news in a statement that was issued Tuesday afternoon. 

Campbell's daughter, Ashley, posted a tribute on Instagram late Tuesday afternoon for her father:

Heartbroken. I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be. He will be remembered so well and with so much love.

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The "Rhinestone Cowboy" announced he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease back in 2012. Campbell battled the disease very publicly, and he even went on a farewell tour.

He was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. His illness and career was highlighted in the 2014 documentary, Glenn Campbell...I'll Be Me

We're remebering you tonight, Glen: