Musicians mourn the loss of country singer Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell’s death brought together the music world to mourn the loss of one of the greatest country singers.

The “Rhinestone Cowboy” musician died Tuesday at 81 after a years-long battle with Alzheimer’s.

“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,” his family said in a statement.

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As news of his death spread, friends and colleagues honored the legendary singer.

Country singer Glen Campbell dead at 81

“I lost a great friend today and the world lost a great talent,” tweeted Tony Orlando. “Rest In Peace, Glen Campbell.”

“Rest in peace Glen Campbell. You touched all of our lives with your music and you will be greatly missed,” tweeted country music duo Montgomery Gentry.

“Huge loss in the world of music today,” wrote Sheryl Crow.

“What a loss. A great voice, great guitarist,” said Rosanne Cash.

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