Glen Travis Campbell, who is popularly known as Glen Campbell was a singer, songwriter, musician, television host and actor. Glen was well known for his hit music in the 1970s. Apart from singing, the American pop star was also known for hosting a variety of shows. The talented singer has passed away after fighting a long battle with Alzheimer. Death of the 81-year-old was announced by his family on Glen's official Facebook account. And as soon as the news of his demise was out, celebrities started paying him a tribute on social media.

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Stars paid tribute

Musicians like Blake Shelton and Dolly Parton paid tribute to Campbell on social media. Not only them but also teen sensation Miley Cyrus and Jonas Brothers member Kevin Jonas.

Dolly Parton called the former singer a great musician and other celebrities too commented about the law singer on social media.

History of the singer

Campbell, in his era, had sold more than 45 million albums and got acclaimed internationally and nationally in the year 1960s and 1970s. The late singer was not only appreciated for his songs but also for his television shows. According to Variety, Jimmy Webb has helped the singer by writing songs for him. These famous songs include "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" “Wichita Lineman” and “Galveston.” The songs did well and helped him to Campwell to establish himself as one of the best singers of his era.

He started his musical journey at an early age and was inspired a lot by Django Reinhardt. In his early days, he had later moved to Los Angeles and after a period of struggle he started working with stars like Elvis Presley and Dean Martin.

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Hailing from a poor family his first guitar had cost $7 and he self-learnt it. He had that passion to learn things and to make it big in the industry. The talented singer recreated history in 1967 by winning four Grammys in the country and pop categories. After this, there was no looking back for the singer. He won three Grammy Hall of Fame Awards in 2000, 2004, 2008. And was also awarded Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

Campbell has announced about being diagnosed with Alzheimer in 2011 and the same was spoken about in his documentary, which was released in 2014. The documentary was titled as “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”. Celebrities have shared their grief over the news of his demise and many have paid their respect to the star's family. And have also prayed for the health and wealth of his family famous. Glen Campbell was one of the finest singers in America and everyone is going to miss him.