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'Wichita Lineman' Campbell nears the end of the line

"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". I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be.

"What a powerful artistic and personal journey Glen Campbell's passage has been".

"I love Glen for so many reasons - but above all, for his humanity. Go rest high on that mountain, Glen".

"Glen was a courageous advocate on behalf of Alzheimer's, not only bravely sharing his diagnosis with the world, but continuing to bring joy to his fans through his music while facing the disease so publicly", Harry Johns, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association wrote in a statement.

Watch the trailer for Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me below; it's now streaming on Netflix. His family is asking for donations instead of flowers.

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.

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Glen was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and released his final album "Adios" - which was a compilation of covers recorded prior to his retirement - earlier this year. His career goes well beyond country music, though, with film, television and pop music. And while he started out by sharing memories of their many years of close friendship, Webb made sure to emphasize that Campbell was more than just one of the biggest names in country music, but also someone who appreciated different genres of music and stood out as a very underrated guitar player. He won ten Grammys and was nominated for a ton more.

Campbell left home at 14, performing on radio and TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before landing in Los Angeles in 1960.

There he performed as a session musician with Phil Spector's legendary backing band known as The Wrecking Crew helping to produce what was called the Wall of Sound.

JIMMY WEBB: "Wichita Lineman", to me, is a quintessential Glen Campbell record.

Naming horses can be a hard process, but Campbell's famous words helped owners, particularly Coolmore's John Magnier, find fitting names for some of their stars.

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