GLEN CAMPBELL 1936-2017
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.