By Abby Hassler and Robyn Collins
Glen Campbell passed away Tuesday (August 8) “following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease,” according to his estate’s official statement. He was 81-years-old.
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As news spread, artists began sharing their condolences and tributes to the country legend.
“Thank you @GlenCampbell for the artistry, grace & class you brought to country music. You were a shining light in so many ways,” Brad Paisley shared on Twitter.
Charlie Daniels took to social media, writing, “Thank you Glen Campbell for sharing your talent with us for so many years May you rest in peace my friend You will never be forgotten.”
Chris Young also posted about Campbell soon after the news broke, writing, “Wow… just heard Glen Campbell passed… sad day for music.”
See all the posts below.
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81 https://t.co/zSv4RqjK4H
— Glen Campbell (@GlenCampbell) August 8, 2017
Extremely sad to hear that Glen Campbell has passed away. My prayers and thoughts go out to him and his family.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) August 8, 2017
Thank you @GlenCampbell for the artistry, grace & class you brought to country music. You were a shining light in so many ways.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) August 8, 2017
Thank you Glen Campbell for sharing your talent with us for so many years
May you rest in peace my friend
You will never be forgotten
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) August 8, 2017
Wow… just heard Glen Campbell passed… sad day for music
— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) August 8, 2017
Glen Campbell was one of the greatest voices of all time. I will always love you, Glen! pic.twitter.com/LQFEWA42lF
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) August 8, 2017
We lost a music legend today. Rest in peace, Glen Campbell. Sending love and prayers to his family. pic.twitter.com/CqW5eMFXAF
— Rascal Flatts (@rascalflatts) August 8, 2017
RIP to my biggest idol. Glen Campbell! You're the finest singer I ever heard. A true #fighter !
— David Nail (@davidnail) August 8, 2017
— Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw) August 8, 2017
Huge loss in the world of music today. Rest In Peace, Glen Campbell. https://t.co/vexA1kYixX
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) August 8, 2017
Besides being an amazing solo artist, Glen Campbell was also a genius studio musician – as part of the Wrecking Crew – playing on recordings from The Beach Boys to Frank Sinatra. He was pure talent, heart, and courage. Rest In Peace brother. You brought us a lot of joy. @glencampbellofficial
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So sad to hear about Glen Campbell passing. Your music always inspired me and many others. One of the kindest guys and best poets ever RIP.
— Chord Overstreet (@chordoverstreet) August 8, 2017
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I lost a great friend today and the world lost a great talent. Rest In Peace, Glen Campbell.
— Tony Orlando (@TonyOrlando) August 8, 2017
— Terri Clark (@TerriClarkMusic) August 8, 2017
R.I.P. To the great Glen Campbell who leaves a trail of music from Beach Boys to solo and so much more. Thank you for sharing your gift pic.twitter.com/ZjNYuc6IVk
— Brian Ray (@brianrayguitar) August 8, 2017
#RIPGlenCampbell – Your memory and music will live on forever
— Keith Walker (@KWalkerCountry) August 8, 2017
Rest in peace Glen Campbell. You touched all of our lives with your music and you will be greatly missed.
— Montgomery Gentry (@mgunderground) August 8, 2017
RIP Glen Campbell…Our Thoughts & Prayers To His Family, Friends & Fans… pic.twitter.com/lw1HP59bd7
— David Coverdale (@davidcoverdale) August 8, 2017
— Payton Taylor (@PaytonTaylor129) August 8, 2017
R.I.P. Glen Campbell has passed away at age 81 after battling Alzheimer's. Glen was best known for his hit "Rhinestone Cowboy".
— Ethan Cramer (@EthanCramer) August 8, 2017
Glen Campbell was one of the great entertainers and musicians of our time. Sad to learn of death of a great Arkansan and American.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) August 8, 2017
RIP Glen Campbell, a true gentleman genius – You will forever be gentle on our minds!
— Ed Helms (@edhelms) August 8, 2017
Truly sad to hearing of the passing of @GlenCampbell. What a towering talent & a tenderhearted, delightful man. Sending his family my love.
— Kathie Lee Gifford (@KathieLGifford) August 8, 2017
So very sad about the passing of dear friend, Glen Campbell. I will have more words soon on my facebook page soon. pic.twitter.com/CXnb3PJUw0
— Jimmy Webb (@realjimmywebb) August 8, 2017
RIP 1 of my favorite singers Glen Campbell. Glen singing the songs of Jimmy Webb is songwriting+singing masterclass
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) August 8, 2017
— John Rich (@johnrich) August 8, 2017
RIP Glenn Campbell. A wonderful musician & man. Glad we met. Support @alzassociation to find a cure! My mom is still suffering with it. 😞
— Michael Chiklis (@MichaelChiklis) August 8, 2017
RIP Glen Campbell. You will be greatly missed. Feeling for his beautiful family ❤️ https://t.co/sVQit6wHfe
— Margo Price (@MissMargoPrice) August 8, 2017
— Rodney Atkins (@RodneyAtkins) August 8, 2017
— Grand Ole Opry (@opry) August 8, 2017
Saddened by the passing of Glen Campbell, a great entertainer, a great man & a great Arizonan – thanks for the memories!
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) August 8, 2017
Country music will never be the same. Sending love to Glen Campbell’s family. pic.twitter.com/NMT5b7s7U3
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 8, 2017
I'm very broken up to hear about my friend Glen Campbell. An incredible musician and an even better person. I'm at a loss. Love & Mercy.
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) August 8, 2017
The voice. The guitar. The songs. The session work. The show… Glen Campbell leaves a huge musical legacy & a heroically loving family. RIP
— Charles Esten (@CharlesEsten) August 8, 2017
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 8, 2017
He had a Brilliant voice. BRILLIANT. I was proud to know you. We Won't forget you, Glen. #GlenCampbell
— Kinky Friedman (@TheRealKinkster) August 8, 2017
We have lost an icon. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Glen Campbell's family, friends, fans, and creative collaborators. pic.twitter.com/tSlLlHUI7S
— Recording Academy (@RecordingAcad) August 8, 2017
Glen Campbell… The artist. The songwriter. The musician. The man. Music will never be the same. Missing the Rhinestone Cowboy already!
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) August 8, 2017
I am so sorrowful, one of the most talented souls in the music world has passed…#GlenCampbell
— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) August 8, 2017
— Carole King (@Carole_King) August 8, 2017
Dear Glen Campbell Rest In Peace As well as your incredible musical abilities you were one of the most down to earth ppl I have ever known.
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) August 8, 2017
Saying Glen Campbell "lost his fight with Alzheimer's" is like saying "John McCain lost the war in Vietnam." That's just not how it works.
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) August 8, 2017
The world lost a little sparkle today. Rest in rhinestoned peace, @GlenCampbell 💎 You inspired me so much.
— KACEY MUSGRAVES (@KaceyMusgraves) August 8, 2017
So very sorry to hear this. Glen was such a talented, great guy. Thankful to have known him.https://t.co/RJcbGm5FCo
— Kenny Rogers (@_KennyRogers) August 8, 2017
— CMA Country Music (@CountryMusic) August 8, 2017
What a loss. A great voice, great guitarist. https://t.co/Ls2SC1Ezd6
— rosanne cash (@rosannecash) August 8, 2017
Sad that #GlenCampbell has died. When I was a country music dj back in the day always got requests to play his songs. Thinking of his fam.🙏🏾
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) August 8, 2017
Glen Campbell was one of the finest musicians to ever grace country music. Hell, ALL music for that matter. Thanks for all you've done Glen.
— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) August 8, 2017
What a loss for all of us such an amazing performer and dear friend.
Adios my friend @GlenCampbell see you on the other side
— Jimmy Osmond (@jimmyosmond) August 8, 2017
RIP my dear old friend Glen Campbell. Music has lost a giant of a man & a talent. I shall be forever grateful for everything he did for me.
— Anne Murray (@annemurray1) August 8, 2017
Glen Campbell was an incredible musician and singer. We will miss you Glen…especially in “Galveston" pic.twitter.com/o5c0s7JKFq
— Clay Walker (@ClayWalker) August 8, 2017
— kevin jonas (@kevinjonas) August 8, 2017
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) August 8, 2017
— Alan Jackson (@OfficialJackson) August 8, 2017
— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) August 8, 2017
Oh My we have lost Glen Campbell … No more pain brother..
— Joe Bonsall (@joebonsall) August 8, 2017
Rest In Peace Glen… no words right now
— The Oak Ridge Boys (@oakridgeboys) August 8, 2017