The Rhinestone Cowboy passed away on Tuesday (Aug. 8, 2017) at age 81 after a years-long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Music legends, politicos and TV stars are among the thousands of fans taking to Twitter to pay tribute to country music great Glen Campbell, who died early Tuesday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Dolly Parton declared Campbell, "one of the greatest voices of all time," Kathie Lee Gifford called him a "towering talent & a tenderhearted, delightful man" while country star Brad Paisley thanked him "for the artistry, grace & class you brought to country music. You were a shining light in so many ways."
Campbell, whose hit tunes like "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Gentle on My Mind" and "Wichita Lineman" propelled him to musical stardom in the 1960s and 1970s, also proved a formidable force on the big and small screens with TV shows like the CBS variety program The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour and in film, like with his supporting role in the John Wayne classic True Grit, for which he also earned a Grammy nomination for the title song.
The singer also put up a brave front in the face of Alzheimer's, taking on a 15-month farewell tour while battling the disease, which wrapped up in 2012, followed by a final studio recording, Adiós, a collection of covers recorded following the final tour but released this past June.
"Heartbroken. I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be," Campbell's daughter, Ashley, who is also a singer, wrote on Twitter, accompanied by a photo of her grasping her father's hand. "He will be remembered so well and with so much love."
See more celebrity tributes to Glen Campbell below.
Heartbroken. I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be. He will be remembered so well and with so much love. pic.twitter.com/1Z8mm8Jzth
— Ashley Campbell (@ashcambanjo) August 8, 2017
Glen Campbell was one of the greatest voices of all time. I will always love you, Glen! pic.twitter.com/LQFEWA42lF
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) August 8, 2017
Dear Glen Campbell Rest In Peace As well as your incredible musical abilities you were one of the most down to earth ppl I have ever known.
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) August 8, 2017
Saddened by the passing of Glen Campbell, a great entertainer, a great man & a great Arizonan - thanks for the memories!
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) August 8, 2017
Huge loss in the world of music today. Rest In Peace, Glen Campbell. https://t.co/vexA1kYixX
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) August 8, 2017
Extremely sad to hear that Glen Campbell has passed away. My prayers and thoughts go out to him and his family.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) August 8, 2017
RIP The great Glen Campbell
Amazingly talented singer and guitarist RS
— Ron Sexsmith (@RonSexsmith) 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
— Terri Clark (@TerriClarkMusic) August 8, 2017
So sad to hear of Glen Campbell passing. A stellar session player, singer and performer. LOVED his Jimmy Webb songs. https://t.co/x2ISkz4Cqt
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) August 8, 2017
Thank you Glen Campbell for sharing your talent with us for so many years
May you rest in peace my friend
You will never be forgotten
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) August 8, 2017
I lost a great friend today and the world lost a great talent. Rest In Peace, Glen Campbell.
— Tony Orlando (@TonyOrlando) August 8, 2017
We lost a music legend today. Rest in peace, Glen Campbell. Sending love and prayers to his family. pic.twitter.com/CqW5eMFXAF
— Rascal Flatts (@rascalflatts) August 8, 2017
Truly sad to hearing of the passing of @GlenCampbell. What a towering talent & a tenderhearted, delightful man. Sending his family my love.
— Kathie Lee Gifford (@KathieLGifford) August 8, 2017
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) August 8, 2017
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