Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Glen Campbell, Whose "Goodbye Tour" Provided a Window into Alzheimer's Disease, Dies at 81

For anyone who has watched the moving documentary "I'll Be Me" -- probably with a few tears in their eyes -- it will also be emotional to hear that singer Glen Campbell passed away today, August 8, 2017, at age 81, in Nashville.  Campbell's struggle with Alzheimer's Disease was first made public in June 2011, although as some sources noted, his public lapses in memory were sometimes evident as early as 2005. 


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My husband and I thankfully saw Glen Campbell's Goodbye Tour at The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA - a very intimate theatre allowing an up-close and personal experience between the performer and the audience. Campbell was still the remarkable guitarist and singer that we'd remembered from our youth, although he depended upon his children (who were in the band) for prompts on the words for some of his songs. We appreciated that he continued to perform even though he knew his memory was failing. It was a moving experience.

Posted by: Carol Cooper Chadsey | Aug 9, 2017 5:01:49 AM

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