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CNN has reported that Campbell will be best remembered through his music which runs from the mid-60s and up to the late 80s. A popularity enhanced as early as 1969, the year he became also an animator on the tv success with his show the Glen Campbell Good Time Hour.

Glen Campbell died Tuesday at the age of 81.

Richie Sambora, best known for obtaining fame as Bon Jovi's lead guitarist, recalled how Campbell had been an influence to him.

Campbell cut the album in 2012 after completing a hard final tour, which was documented by the movie Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me.

Campbell's death comes nearly two months after the release of his album, Adios, featuring songs from his Goodbye Tour, which followed his diagnosis in 2011. "You got it.' Glen Campbell".

The "Rhinestone Cowboy's" long career produced more than seventy albums, and in 1967 he made history by winning four Grammys.

He had seen Glen Campbell just a few days ago and says his passing was expected.

L.D. Gorman, who is a Hazard businessman was friends with Campbell for about 40 years, ever since he invited Campbell to sing during a free concert in Hazard in 1973.

At his final gig at the Mystic Lake Casino, he reportedly played a heartfelt rendition of "Love Sick Blues" and tear jerking performances of "By the Time I Get to Phoenix, ' 'True Grit, ' and 'Gentle on my Mind". This was all despite Campbell being unable to read music.

The documentary, which chronicled his 2011-2012 farewell tour, offered a poignant look at his decline from Alzheimer's while showcasing his virtuoso guitar chops that somehow continued to shine even as his memory unraveled.

Like the Goodbye Tour, the song is unique in the country canon. His farewell tour was captured in an Oscar-nominated documentary called "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me".

"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".

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