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Glen Campbell dies at 81

  • Glen Campbell dies at 81

Legendary country music singer has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's.

Country music legend Glen Campbell has died.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather,” A family statement read.

Campbell is most famous for hit songs like Rhinestone Cowboy, Wichita Lineman and Gentle On My Mind.

Campbell, aged 81, had fought a long battle with Alzheimers.

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Campbell made history in 1967 by winning four Grammys total in the country and pop categories.

During his 50 years in show business, Campbell released more than 70 albums. He sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA Gold albums, four Platinum albums and one Double-platinum album.

He placed a total of 80 different songs on either the Billboard Country Chart, Billboard Hot 100, or the Adult Contemporary Chart, of which 29 made the top 10 and of which nine reached number one on at least one of those charts.

Campbell's hits include his recordings of John Hartford's "Gentle on My Mind"; Jimmy Webb's "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", "Wichita Lineman" and "Galveston"; Larry Weiss's "Rhinestone Cowboy"; and Allen Toussaint's "Southern Nights".