Campbell died at the age of 81 following a long battle with Alzhiemer’s disease. The news was confirmed on the star’s website and Twitter account, with the singer’s daughter, Ashley, posting an emotional tribute to her dad shortly after.
“Heartbroken,” the young singer captioned a photo of her and her dad holding hands. “I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be. He will be remembered so well and with so much love.”
Heartbroken. I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be. He will be remembered so well and with so much love. pic.twitter.com/1Z8mm8Jzth
Sheryl Crow noted the “huge loss in the world of music,” while Tim McGraw called his songs, "special." Dolly Parton meanwhile made a special video explaining why Campbell was “one of the greatest voices of all time.”
Keith Urban remembered Campbell with a touching personal anecdote, sharing in a statement, "The night I won my first ACM award, I got back to my hotel room and there was a fax on the floor: 'Welcome to the award-winning world, kid. You got it.' - Glen Campbell."
"Universal music, universal stories, universal spirit. No wonder he was a global superstar," Urban continued. "I love Glen for so many reasons -- but above all, for his humanity. My thoughts and prayers are with Kim and all of his extended family today. May peace be with you all. Go rest high on that mountain, Glen."
Nashville singer Austin Burke paid tribute to Campbell, describing him as a “true pioneer and legend of Country Music,” while fellow local, Chord Overstreet noted how he was inspired by the icon.
“So sad to hear about Glen Campbell passing,” the Glee star tweeted. “Your music always inspired me and many others. One of the kindest guys and best poets ever RIP.”
So sad to hear about Glen Campbell passing. Your music always inspired me and many others. One of the kindest guys and best poets ever RIP.