Glen Campbell passed away yesterday at the age of 81 after a long fight with Alzheimer’s disease. Campbell is known for being one of the first artists that successfully crossed over pop and country genres. In 1967, he made history at the Grammys by winning four awards in the country and pop categories.
Throughout his career, he released more than 70 albums and worked with artists like Johnny Cash and Elvis. He even filled in for Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys when he temporarily retired.
The youngest of Campbell’s children, Ashley Campbell, took to twitter just hours after his death. “Heartbroken. I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be. He will be remembered so well and with so much love,” she said.
Ashley is the only one of his eight children that have followed in musical footsteps. After his diagnosis, Ashley joined him on the road as a band member during his final tour. Her first single, ‘Remembering’ was released in 2015 and serves as a beautiful tribute to her father.
Rest easy, Glen. You will be forever missed.