- Title: Country singer Glen Campbell dead at age 81
- Date: 9th August 2017
- Summary: LOS ANGLES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - JANUARY 21, 2003) (REUTERS) GLEN CAMPBELL INTERVIEW LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - FEBRUARY 10, 2012) (REUTERS) DIANA KRALL AND ELVIS COSTELLO TALKING TO MEDIA, PANS TO GLEN CAMPBELL TALKING TO MEDIA LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - MAY 9, 2001) (REUTERS) GLEN CAMPBELL SPEAKING WITH REPORTER
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- Keywords: Glenn Campbell singer country death died obit
- Location: LOS ANGLES, CALIFORNIA + PHOENIX, ARIZONA + NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE + NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: LOS ANGLES, CALIFORNIA + PHOENIX, ARIZONA + NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE + NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Music
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- Story Text: U.S. country singer Glen Campbell died on Tuesday (August 08) at the age of 81, his publicist said.
The singer, famous for hits like "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Wichita Lineman," had been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease for several years.
His publicist Sanford Brokaw said he died on Tuesday in Nashville at an Alzheimer's facility, surrounded by his family.
"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease," his family said in a statement posted on the singer's official website.
Campbell announced in June 2011 that he was suffering from Alzheimer's. The "Gentle on My Mind" singer then embarked on a nationwide farewell tour that ended in November 2012.
Campbell began his career as a well-regarded recording session guitarist in Los Angeles before becoming a fixture on the U.S. music charts, radio and television in the 1960s and '70s. He won six Grammy Awards and had nine No. 1 songs in a career of more than 50 years.
He released a final studio album in June 2017, called "Adios," that was recorded after the tour wrapped up.
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