After a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, legendary singer Glen Campbell died on Tuesday in Nashville. He was 81.
Known for hits like “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Gentle On My Mind,” Campbell was both a country music icon and an international TV star. News of his death was met with an outpouring of tributes, as family, friends, celebrities and fans took to social media to express their grief.
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
— Ashley Campbell (@ashcambanjo) August 8, 2017
— Terri Clark (@TerriClarkMusic) August 8, 2017
Extremely sad to hear that Glen Campbell has passed away. My prayers and thoughts go out to him and his family.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) August 8, 2017
Dear Glen Campbell Rest In Peace As well as your incredible musical abilities you were one of the most down to earth ppl I have ever known.
— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) August 8, 2017
What a loss. A great voice, great guitarist. https://t.co/Ls2SC1Ezd6?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000313
— rosanne cash (@rosannecash) August 8, 2017
Thank you Glen Campbell for sharing your talent with us for so many years
May you rest in peace my friend
You will never be forgotten
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) August 8, 2017
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.
— Chord Overstreet (@chordoverstreet) August 8, 2017
RIP Glen Campbell, 81.
The Rhinestone Cowboy who melted hearts, broke hearts & sang from the heart.
What a singer, what a life. pic.twitter.com/KV8vIO1PJD
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 8, 2017
I lost a great friend today and the world lost a great talent. Rest In Peace, Glen Campbell.
— Tony Orlando (@TonyOrlando) August 8, 2017
Glen Campbell was one of the great entertainers and musicians of our time. Sad to learn of death of a great Arkansan and American.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) August 8, 2017
Thank you @GlenCampbell for the artistry, grace & class you brought to country music. You were a shining light in so many ways.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) August 8, 2017
Sad to hear of the passing of Glen Campbell, singer songwriter, guitar player, genius. RIP
— Tom Colicchio (@tomcolicchio) August 8, 2017
My dad loved Glen Campbell so much. We listened to his songs and watched his TV show all the time. https://t.co/LKIdl1irHL?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000313
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) August 8, 2017
Rest in peace Glen Campbell. You touched all of our lives with your music and you will be greatly missed.
— Montgomery Gentry (@mgunderground) August 8, 2017
Campbell is survived by his wife, Kim Campbell, 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.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.