Glen Campbell’s Passing Inspires Warm Tributes from Dolly Parton, Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Daughter Ashley and Many More

Glen Campbell’s Passing Inspires Warm Tributes from Dolly Parton, Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Daughter Ashley and Many More

After a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s, country music icon Glen Campbell passed away in Nashville on Tuesday at the age of 81. The news was announced via his official social media pages and website:

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.

Glen is survived by his wife, Kim Campbell of Nashville, TN; their three children, Cal, Shannon and Ashley; his children from previous marriages, Debby, Kelli, Travis, Kane, and Dillon; ten grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren; sisters Barbara, Sandra, and Jane; and brothers John Wallace “Shorty” and Gerald.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glen Campbell Memorial Fund at BrightFocus Foundation through the donation page.

A personal statement from Kim Campbell will follow.

The family appreciates your prayers and respect for their privacy at this time.

Campbell needs no introduction, really, as there were few in the entertainment world more renowned or universally celebrated as him — so in the wake of news of his death, a number of poignant tributes were made from all over the spectrum. Including his daughter, country musician Ashley Campbell, who shared this touching photo on Twitter:

Other tributes came in from the likes of Dolly Parton:

Brian Wilson:

Blake Shelton:

Former President Bill Clinton:

The Country Music Hall of Fame:

Logntime Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora:

Steve Lukather of Toto:

Clint Black:

Country star Jason Aldean:

Joe Walsh:

Ringo Starr:

Lady Antebellum:

Travis Tritt:

Zac Brown Band:

Sara Evans:

Mike Love:

Steve Martin:

Alan Jackson:

Billy Idol:

Charlie Daniels:

And many, many more. Clearly, as seen by the wide array of different artists and genres represented above, Campbell’s influence was as far-reaching as any. He’ll truly be missed.

May he rest in peace.

7 Responses to "Glen Campbell’s Passing Inspires Warm Tributes from Dolly Parton, Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr, Daughter Ashley and Many More"

  1. Alan.Hill   August 9, 2017 at 9:32 am

    So sad about Glen he was a great singer and a fantastic guitarist.(best in world)

  2. Lyn Talley   August 9, 2017 at 9:47 am

    My family and I had the wonderful experience to see Glen in concert. We had great seats, but I had to see him up close, so I made my way to front row. Even though I only spent a few moments close to Glen, seeing him has lasted a lifetime.
    I lost my Dad to Alzheimer’s disease December 2012. I know the pain that Glen’s family endured. From my family to Glen’s family, I send our heartfelt condolences. As I always say to loved ones, “I’ll see you later !”
    Love to all.

  3. ED SEAN LEVY   August 9, 2017 at 9:53 am


  4. Mark bailey   August 9, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Now he is one of the brightest stars in the entertainment heavens… Rest in the arms of Jesus, Glen Campbell!

  5. Wendy Ridgway   August 9, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Glen Campbell was the greatest underrated guitarist of all time. If you grew up in the 60s-80s, chances are, every tv show theme you ever heard was the Wrecking Crew. What is lovely is how every single post remembers him as a “nice guy”, “sweet man”, “really great guy”; in an industry that caters to
    Narcissus(!), that is a rare thing.
    Thanks for all of it, Glen, a whole childhood’s worth of memories. See you in the Infinite.
    Man, Heaven’s band is really jamming now!✨

  6. Jerry Scott   August 9, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    God bless you Glen…jboy

  7. Kaye   August 24, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I wish his family the best through their loss and I grew up with music and Glenn was so talented and fun to watch on TV


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