Music World, Hollywood React to Glen Campbell's Death

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Glen Campbell

The singer-guitarist died Tuesday at the age of 81.

Glen Campbell, the singer-guitarist whose perfect blend of country and pop made for such hits as “Gentle on My Mind,” “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” has died. He was 81.

Campbell's official website announced the news of the Country Music Hall of Famer's death.

Campbell announced he was ill in June 2011 and was moved to a private-care facility for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients near Nashville in April 2014.

In addition to “Wichita Lineman” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” Campbell scored with yet another Jimmy Webb-penned hit, “Galveston.” His renditions of Larry Weiss’ “Rhinestone Cowboy” and Allen Toussaint’s “Southern Nights” each made it to No. 1 on the Billboard pop charts.

His daughter, country singer Ashley Campbell, posted a photo of their linked hands along with the caption: "Heartbroken. I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be."

Following the news of his death, fans and stars showed their respect for the country star.

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