Country music legend Glen Campbell dies at 81

- Legendary country music singer Glen Campbell died Tuesday morning after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81.

A source close to his family told TMZ the singer died around 10 a.m. Tuesday in a Nashville facility for Alzheimer’s patients.

Over the course of his 50-year career, Campbell released more than 70 albums and had a series of hits including “Gentle on My Mind,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” “Country Boy” and his best-selling single, “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

Dolly Parton posted a message on Twitter, saying in part, "Glen Campbell was one of the greatest voices of all time."

His family released the following statement:

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Campbell's wife, Kim, and daughter, Ashley, were on Good Day LA in June to discuss the singer's farewell album "Adiós" and shared with us their favorite Glen Campbell song.

Copyright 2017 FOX 11 Los AngelesDownload our mobile app for breaking news alerts or to watch FOX 11 News | Follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube. Be a citizen journalist for FOX 11 and get paid – download the Fresco News App today.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Country music legend Glen Campbell dies at 81
  • Taylor Swift doesn't sugar-coat testimony in groping case
  • Disney apps spying on children, lawsuit claims
  • Family claims daughter being held by R. Kelly hires legal team
  • Sinead O'Connor pleads for help, says she's living in motel
  • Rapper Yung Mazi shot, killed outside pizza shop
  • Sam Shepard, Oscar-nominated actor and Pulitzer-winning playwright, dead at 73
  • Hillary Clinton calling new book 'What Happened'
  • #NoConfederate campaign against HBO slave drama takes off
  • Chester Bennington's private funeral ceremony attended by friends and family