Glen Campbell worked on his final album while he was battling Alzheimer’s Disease. Think about that for a second, he was still playing music while he struggled to remember the names of his own family members.
It goes to show you, writing and playing music ran deep in Mr. Campbell’s heart and soul. It’s a passion that he just simply wouldn’t allow to leave his mind. Even though producers had to show cue cards to him so that he can remember some of the lyrics to his new songs, he still sounded pretty amazing.
Here is a single from his final album ‘Adios’, which is a perfect farewell to all of his fans.
Glen Campbell passed away at the age of 81 yesterday.
A personal statement from Kim Campbell:
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Glen is survived by his wife, Kim Campbell of Nashville, TN; their three children, Cal, Shannon and Ashley; his children from previous marriages, Debby, Kelli, Travis, Kane, and Dillon; ten grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren; sisters Barbara, Sandra, and Jane; and brothers John Wallace “Shorty” and Gerald.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glen Campbell Memorial Fund at BrightFocus Foundation through the CareLiving.org DONATION PAGE.
I also would like to invite you to join me in fighting Alzheimer’s Disease and raising awareness. If you like to volunteer and service your local Alzhiemer’s Association, click HERE.