'Rhinestone Cowboy' Singer Glen Campbell Dies Aged 81

Country music singer, Glen Campbell, best known for his 1975 hit, 'Rhinestone Cowboy' has died after a battle with Alzheimer's.

Campbell passed away Tuesday around 10 AM in a Nashville facility for Alzheimer's patients six years after he was first diagnosed with the illness, according to the BBC.

During his 50 years in show business, Campbell released more than 70 albums, although he was most famous for 'Rhinestone Cowboy' a mainstay of karaoke bars around the world.

He sold 45 million records and accumulated 12 RIAA Gold albums, four Platinum albums and one Double-platinum album.

People paid their respects on Twitter following the announcement of his passing:

RIP a true music legend.

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James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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