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    "Legendary singer and songwriter Glen Campbell has been battling Alzheimer’s disease for years, and is now in the final stages of the disease. Campbell has been moved to 24-hour care, as his doctors have determined that he is in the sixth stage of Alzheimer’s (‘severe cognitive decline”).

    It has been nearly two years since Campbell has performed in public — however, as a farewell to his music career, Campbell’s record label has released his final studio recording.

    His final ballad is called “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.” The melody is somber and contemplative, but the lyrics show Campbell’s ability to find irony in his disease. The result is a beautiful combination of sadness and joy, which ends much too quickly.

    Watch the video below to see the touching music video."


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    2012 CBS interview regarding Campbell's progression into Alzheimer's.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BBatesokc View Post
    2012 CBS interview regarding Campbell's progression into Alzheimer's.

    I was just going to post this video. Campbell played on hundreds of session recordings in the 60s from Sinatra and the Monkees to the Beach Boys. He was an extremely gifted guitarist.
    Sad news indeed.

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    I loathe that disease. It's two deaths. Death of personality and then death of the body. That first video is touching. Reminds me of the same situation when Johnny Cash made the video of him singing 'Hurt". They will live on forever in our hearts and minds with their music.

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