Glen Campbell, known as country music’s “Rhinestone Cowboy” passed away on August 8 after battling Alzheimer’s Disease, according to Countryrebel.com. He was 81.
Glen’s family released a statement that appeared in Rolling Stone regarding the beloved singer’s death:
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather ad legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.”
Campbell was born on April 22, 1936 in Billstown, Arkansas, the seventh son of 12 children. He showed signs of his musical ability at an early age, showing interest in guitar. He credited his uncle Boo for helping teach him how to play.
At age 18 he joined a band in Albuquerque before moving to Los Angeles, where he became one of the most sought-after session musicians in the business. He played for famous musicians such as Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard and Frank Sinatra.
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