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MUSIC ICON AND ACTOR GLEN CAMPBELL PASSES AWAY

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Country music star and actor Glen Campbell has died in Nashville after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Campbell’s website posted this afternoon (Tuesday, August 8, 2017) he had died at the age of 81. A source close to the family told them Campbell died this morning around 10 a.m. at a facility for Alzheimer’s patients. Campbell’s wife said earlier this year the disease had robbed him of the ability to play the guitar. The Grammy-winning musician was known for such hits as “Rhinestone Cowboy,” ”Wichita Lineman” and “Southern Nights.” Campbell also starred in “True Grit” with John Wayne. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011 and went on a world tour shortly thereafter. Campbell was placed in a long term care facility in 2014. Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced, but the family says in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glen Campbell Memorial Fund at BrightFocus Foundation.