Celebrities, friends and fellow musicians responded to the death of country legend Glen Campbell with heartfelt tributes on social media. 

Campbell, who died after a long decline from Alzheimer’s disease, died Tuesday. He was 81. 

The mourners included former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, Campbell’s native state. 

“Glen Campbell was one of the great entertainers and musicians of our time. Sad to learn of death of a great Arkansan and American,” Huckabee tweeted. 

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

“Dear Glen Campbell Rest In Peace As well as your incredible musical abilities you were one of the most down to earth ppl I have ever known,” tweeted Peter Frampton.

His country music peers were especially sorrowful.

“Thank you Glen Campbell for sharing your talent with us for so many years. May you rest in peace my friend. You will never be forgotten,” Charlie Daniels tweeted.

“Thank you @GlenCampbell for the artistry, grace & class you brought to country music. You were a shining light in so many ways,” Brad Paisley added. 

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

“Extremely sad to hear that Glen Campbell has passed away. My prayers and thoughts go out to him and his family,” added Blake Shelton.

“RIP Glen Campbell, a true gentleman genius – You will forever be gentle on our minds!” tweeted actor Ed Helms

The hashtags #ripglencampbell and #rhinestonecowboy started popping up, as in guitarist Kevin Jonas’ tweet tribute.

“So sad that Glen Campbell has passed such a legend. #ripglencampbell #rhinestonecowboy,” his read. 

 

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