We are very saddened to share the news of Glen Campbell’s passing. The following post was shared on their Facebook page:
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.
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.
A personal statement from Kim Campbell will follow.
The family appreciates your prayers and respect for their privacy at this time.
Glen’s music truly had an impact on my love of music. Being the youngest of six, I was always treated to a variety of music. I was first introduced to Glen Campbell’s music in the early 70’s as I would listen to my older siblings play his music. His voice carried a depth of emotion and power, and would cement my love for his music for the next 40 years! I want to leave you with my Top 10 Glen Campbell songs. I could easily make this a Top 50! but of course I did have to narrow it down. Enjoy and remember the great music of Glen Campbell.
10. Hey Little One
9. A Better Place
8. Wichita Lineman
7. I’m Not Gonna Miss You
6. Country Boy You Got your Feet In LA
5. Southern Nights
4. Gentle On My Mind
3. By The Time I Get to Phoenix