Glen Campbell dies at age 81

Glen Campbell dies at age 81

Country singer Glen Campbell, known for hits "Galveston" and "Rhinestone Cowboy", has died, according to multiple media reports.

Here's a look at the life of six-time Grammy Award victor Glen Campbell, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011.

Glen Travis Campbell was born on April 22, 1936, in the small town of Billstown, Arkansas, about 100 miles southwest of Little Rock.

2012 - Receives a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Follow-up single "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" was an even bigger hit, reaching No. 2 on the country chart and marking the beginning of Campbell's collaborations with songwriter Jimmy Webb, whose compositions would provide Campbell with hits for years to come.

1968 - Co-host of the "Summer Brothers Smothers Show" on CBS.

A 2003 drunk-driving arrest in Phoenix produced a widely published, unflattering mug shot and a painful reminder for Campbell of the price of addiction.

"I thought it was my autobiography set to song", he wrote 20 years later, in his autobiography, titled "Rhinestone Cowboy". That year he announced he was retiring from recording and touring due to the disease. After a plea deal, he is sentenced to 10 days in jail. "I'm still here but yet I'm gone".

Campbell announced in June 2011 that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and that it was in its early stages at that time. The tour was the subject of the acclaimed documentary Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me. "I'm not gonna miss you".

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