Singer Glen Campbell dies at 81

Campbell, born in Arkansas in 1936, won 10 Grammy Awards

Glen Campbell won for "I'm Not Gonna Miss You." (Kris Connor/Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – Country singer Glen Campbell, known for hits "Galveston" and "Rhinestone Cowboy," has died, according to a statement form the singers family.

Campbell had been in a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was 81.

Campbell, born in Arkansas in 1936, won 10 Grammy Awards. 

“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 statement said.

A memorial fund for Alzheimer’s research has been established, people can click here to donate to the Glen Campbell Memorial Fund at BrightFocus Foundation.

He was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2005 and the Musician's Hall of Fame in 2007.


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