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.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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