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Glen Campbell Dies and the Tributes Pour In

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Glen Campbell performing in Nashville, Tennessee in 1992. (AP Photo)

By    |   Wednesday, 09 Aug 2017 08:41 AM

Glen Campbell has died at 81, leaving the music industry in a state of mourning.

The veteran singer and musician, who released dozens of top 40 hit singles over the years, passed away on Tuesday following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Rolling Stone magazine sorted some prominent voices from the stream of tributes flooding social media.

Dolly Parton posted a video to Twitter.

Brian Wilson, founder of The Beach Boys and friend of Campbell, said he was broken up to hear about his death. Richie Sambora, best known for obtaining fame as Bon Jovi’s lead guitarist, recalled how Campbell had been an influence to him. “Thanks Glen.. you'll live on...” he tweeted.

Campbell’s death was confirmed by family members who released a statement asking that, “in lieu of flowers, donations for Alzheimer’s research may be made to the Glen Campbell Memorial Fund at BrightFocus Foundation through the donation page at Careliving.org.”

According to Campbell’s official biography, his album, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” was the first country album to win top honor Album of the Year at the 10th Annual Grammy ceremony in 1968.

Since then a number of his singles have become chart topping hits and in 1970 he released his best-selling single, “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

Over the next two decades, Campbell released 20 albums, with singles such as “Still Within the Sound of My Voice” and “She’s Gone Gone Gone” rising to the top of the charts.

Shortly after recording his deeply personal album, “Ghost on the Canvas” in 2011 Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

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