Thursday 22 February 2018

Rhinestone Cowboy singer, Glen Campbell, dies aged 81

The country music star died following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Glen Campbell has died (Danny Johnston/AP)
Glen Campbell has died (Danny Johnston/AP)

By Francesca Gosling

Glen Campbell, the country singer known for his hit Rhinestone Cowboy, has died aged 81.

A statement shared by representatives on Tuesday said the US star died following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

The tribute read: “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.

“Glen is survived by his wife, Kim Campbell of Nashville, TN, their three children, Cal, Shannon and Ashley; his children from previous marriages, Debby, Kelli, Travis, Kane, and Dillon; ten grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren; sisters Barbara, Sandra, and Jane; and brothers John Wallace “Shorty” and Gerald.”

Press Association

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