Country music legend Glen Campbell has died at the age of 81 it has been announced.
The star has had a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and his family released a statement saying, “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather.”
Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011 and he kept on recording despite his increasingly declining health. Earlier this year Campbell released his final album Adios.
Over his career Campbell released over 70 albums and sold more than 45 million records. He enjoyed huge hits including Rhinestone Cowboy and Gentle on My Mind.
Campbell won a Grammy for his song Wichita Lineman, which was a number one hit in the US. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Our thoughts go out to Campbell’s family and friends at this difficult time.