GLEN CAMP­BELL 1936-2017

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Coun­try mu­sic great Glen Camp­bell, whose big­gest hit was 1975’s “Rhine­stone Cowboy”, died on Aug. 8 in Nashville aged 81. Born in Bill­stown, Arkansas, the singer-mu­si­cian re­leased more than 60 al­bums, sold over 45 mil­lion records, and won 10 Grammy Awards and 10 Academy of Coun­try Mu­sic Awards. Camp­bell, who worked as a stu­dio ses­sion mu­si­cian be­fore be­com­ing a suc­cess­ful solo artist, also had sev­eral act­ing roles in­clud­ing in 1969’s True Grit with John Wayne. Though he was di­ag­nosed with Alzheimer’s dis­ease in June 2011, Camp­bell “still has the same essence. He has the same chuckle, and he’s still an en­ter­tainer,” his wife, Kim Camp­bell, told WHO in 2015. He is sur­vived by Kim, their three chil­dren and his five chil­dren from three pre­vi­ous mar­riages.

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