Glenn Campbell

Glen Campbell 'Rhinestone Cowboy' Singer Passes Away at Age 81

Glen Campbell, the multiple Grammy-winning country-pop singer, guitarist and TV personality has died at the age of 81. Campbell sold more than 45 million records and was known for a signature string of ‘60s and ’70s country music hits that included “Gentle on My Mind,” “Wichita Lineman” and “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011, a battle that inspired a farewell tour, documentary and a final album, Adiós, released in 2017.

Campbell died in Nashville Tuesday at 10 a.m., according to a representative for the family. His death was also announced Tuesday in a post on his official website and social-media accounts.

"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," the singer's family said in a statement.