Lyle A. Waisman/FilmMagicAs condolences poured out across social media after the passing of legendary musician Glen Campbell on Tuesday, no remembrance was quite so moving as the one posted by his daughter.
“Heartbroken,” Ashley Campbell tweeted, along with a photo of her holding her father’s hand. “I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be. He will be remembered so well and with so much love.”
The 30-year-old shared the stage with her father on his final tour, even as he battled Alzheimer’s. The Country-Music-Hall-of-Famer died Tuesday in Nashville, after years of bravely battling the disease.
“Songs, songs, songs…” Tim McGraw remarked. “Man, in a world of good stuff, his was great, in a world of great stuff, his was special!”
“Extremely sad to hear that Glen Campbell has passed away,” Blake Shelton shared. “My prayers and thoughts go out to him and his family.”
“Thank you Glen Campbell for the artistry, grace & class you brought to country music,” Brad Paisley offered. “You were a shining light in so many ways.”
“RIP Glenn Campbell,” Brad’s wife Kim Williams-Paisley added. “Love and peace to his family #legend #endalz” The actress’s own mother died in late 2016, after battling dementia.
“Glen Campbell was one of the greatest voices of all time,” Dolly Parton declared, taking time to record a video message. “I will always love you, Glen!”
Here are some of the other sentiments personalities from the country world and beyond shared:
Rascal Flatts: “We lost a music legend today. Rest in peace Glen Campbell. Sending love and prayers to his family.”
ABC’s Robin Roberts, host of Good Morning America: “Sad that #GlenCampbell has died. When I was a country music dj back in the day always got requests to play his songs. Thinking of his fam.”
Big & Rich’s John Rich: “Grew up loving #GlenCampbell and so sad to see him go. The greatest all around talent ever in country music. #RIP”
Chris Janson: “Rip Glen Campbell extremely saddened by your passing.legend gone. Prayers to your family”
Sheryl Crow: “Huge loss in the world of music today. Rest in Peace, Glen Campbell.”
CMA: “Glen Campbell has forever left a mark on Country Music’s history. Our hearts go out to his family.”
Brett Eldredge: “Glen Campbell’s music has always been something I run towards when I need to soothe my mind. His voice and guitar playing were smooth as butter; he will be missed dearly.”
Michael Ray: “I grew up playing in a family country band and my father played an Ovation guitar because that’s what Glen played. And that’s the guitar I learned to play on. Glen was a true country music entertainer with a sound and style that pushed country music to a mainstream audience and expanded the reach of this genre. When they played Glen Campbell on the radio, you knew it was him. He will be missed but forever in our hearts and the history of country music.”
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Heartbroken. I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be. He will be remembered so well and with so much love. pic.twitter.com/1Z8mm8Jzth
— Ashley Campbell (@ashcambanjo) August 8, 2017
Glen Campbell was one of the greatest voices of all time. I will always love you, Glen! pic.twitter.com/LQFEWA42lF
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) August 8, 2017
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