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Glen Campbell, Country Music Legend, Is Dead At 81

Singer, guitarist and Country Music Hall of Famer Glen Campbell has died after a very public struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81.
Glen Campbell, circa 1967. Source: Silver Screen Collection

Singer, guitarist and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Glen Campbell has died at age 81 in a Nashville care facility after a very public struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Campbell's death was announced in a statement from his family.

Campbell was an iconic performer whose career spanned half a century, and who blurred the lines between country and pop.

Campbell once said he didn't consider himself a "country singer," but

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