Country music star Glen Campbell passes away at 81

Glen Campbell arrives at the 2012 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2012, in Nashville, Tennessee. (RICK DIAMOND/GETTY IMAGES FOR CMT/CBS)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music star Glen Campbell has passed away at the age of 81 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

The news comes via Campbell’s official Twitter account Tuesday afternoon:

The Grammy-winning musician was known for major hits ”Wichita Lineman” and “Rhinestone Cowboy”, among many others.

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