Glen Campbell ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ Singer dead at 81

Glen Campbell — legendary country music singer best known for his 1975 hit, “Rhinestone Cowboy” — has died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s … TMZ has learned.

Campbell died Tuesday around 10 AM in a Nashville facility for Alzheimer’s patients … according to a source close to his family.

The musician released more than 70 albums over a 50-year career, and had a series of hits in the ’60s and ’70s including “Gentle on My Mind,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “Country Boy” and his best-selling single, “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

Glen made history in 1967 by winning 4 Grammys in the country and pop categories, and took home CMA’s Entertainer of the Year award in 1968.

Campbell was also an actor and TV host who starred in the variety show, “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” on CBS from 1969-1972. The 2014 documentary “I’ll Be Me” documented Glen’s farewell tour and struggle with his Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

He’s survived by his wife, Kim Campbell, and 8 children. Kim’s scheduled to speak at The Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County luncheon in Tyler, Texas in November about the challenges faced by people living with the disease and their families.

Glen was 81.

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18 Responses to Glen Campbell ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ Singer dead at 81

  1. Liza says:

    I remember listening to Glen Campbell on the radio back in the 1960s. “Gentle on my Mind” has always been my favorite. He had an exceptional career and was quite a musician and entertainer.

    RIP, Glen Campbell. Thank you for the music.

  2. Galveston

  3. By The Time I Get To Phoenix

  4. rikyrah says:

    RIP, Rhinestone Cowboy😥😢

  5. Ametia says:

    RIP, Glenn Campbell. Prayers to the family. Alzheimer’s is a cruel disease. It’ slow and excruciating to watch loved ones crumble into oblivion, not to mention the other organ complications that arise from it.

  6. Listening to Rhinestone Cowboy made me feel so sad.

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      I know.

      May he rest in peace.

      I have so much appreciation for all he gave the world with his music.

  7. I love Rhinestone Cowboy, Wichita Lineman and Southern Nights. Thank you for the music. Listening to these songs bring back memories. It’s sad to hear of Glen Campbell’s passing. May he RIP.

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