The incredible singer, songwriter, musician, tv host, and actor, Glen Campbell died yesterday morning at memory care facility in Nashville. We will remember him for "Gentle on My Mind," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston," "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Southern Nights," and many other hit songs. We will of course remember "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" on television, along with his many other tv appearances and his film roles in "True Grit" and "Norwood." To say that Glen Campbell brought joy to people for many years, would be an understatement.
Campbell is forever been known for his final years as well. It was inn June of 2011 that he announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. At a time when most people would want privacy, especially celebrities, Campbell let the world have a glimpse of this disease and how it was effecting him. We also heard reports from friends and family members and listened to him perform one more time. Campbell's courage in revealing his illness brought more attention to Alzheimer's.
Please go to http://alz.org/ to learn more about the disease and what is being done. This is an organization that Glen Campbell supported. A donation in his honor would certainly be appropriate.
All day yesterday, tributes came from performers and others who had worked with Campbell over the years or who had been touched by his talent. Please feel free to add your own memories in the comments section below. Also, donations can be made to the Glen Campbell Memorial Fund, by clicking HERE. Forever he will be gentle on my mind.