Celebs including country crooners Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton and pop star Kevin Jonas have paid tribute to Glen Campbell following news of the singer’s death on Tuesday.
“Thank you @GlenCampbell for the artistry, grace & class you brought to country music,” wrote Paisley. “You were a shining light in so many ways.”
“Extremely sad to hear that Glen Campbell has passed away,” tweeted Shelton. “My prayers and thoughts go out to him and his family.”
Jonas also expressed his condolences, calling Campbell, “a legend,” and adding the hashtag, #rhinestonecowboy.
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
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
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.”
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.”
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.
— Chord Overstreet (@chordoverstreet) August 8, 2017
The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst meanwhile declared Campbell’s version of Jimmy Webb’s “Wichita Lineman” as “one of the emotional strings of my musical heart.”
RIP Glen Campbell. His version of Jimmy Webb’s ” Wichita Lineman ” Is one of the emotional strings of my musical heart.
— Lol Tolhurst (@LolTolhurst) August 8, 2017
See more celeb tributes below.
Truly sad to hearing of the passing of @GlenCampbell. What a towering talent & a tenderhearted, delightful man. Sending his family my love.
— Kathie Lee Gifford (@KathieLGifford) August 8, 2017
RIP Glen Campbell, a true gentleman genius – You will forever be gentle on our minds!
— Ed Helms (@edhelms) August 8, 2017
A legend has passed away. Glen Campbell courageously battled Alzheimer’s disease. May his family find peace during this difficult time.
— Michelle Rodriguez (@michrod) August 8, 2017
Thoughts out to family of @GlenCampbell after his passing at 81. Singer known for “Rhinestone Cowboy” among many other hits.
— Robin Meade (@RobinMeade) August 8, 2017
R.I.P. To the great Glen Campbell who leaves a trail of music from Beach Boys to solo and so much more. Thank you for sharing your gift pic.twitter.com/ZjNYuc6IVk
— Brian Ray (@brianrayguitar) August 8, 2017
The great @GlenCampbell has taken his guitar and iconic voice to the other side, to play in an Angel band. We will miss you Glen.. #RIP
— Terri Clark (@TerriClarkMusic) August 8, 2017
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