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Glen Campbell's Daughter Pays Heartfelt Tribute To Her Late Father

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The world lost one of its greatest voices when the legendary Glen Campbell passed away on August 8 in Nashville at the age of 81. Although no official cause of death has been given, the country crooner had been battling Alzheimer's disease since early 2011.

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Messages from all over began to pour in immediately after news of the Rhinestone Cowboy singer's death began to circulate.

Dolly Parton was among the first to release a statement via video in which she called Glen "one of the greatest voices there ever was in the business":

Other celebrities including Blake Shelton, Carole King and Peter Frampton also shared their tributes on social media.

But none of the tributes were as poignant as the one Glen's youngest daughter, Ashley, posted on Twitter just a few hours after he died.

Click on the next page to read what Ashley wrote about her superstar father.

Ashley Campbell, the youngest of Glen's eight children, was very close to her father. She was a member of the entertainer's Goodbye Tour following his Alzheimer's disease diagnosis.

In 2015, she released her debut single, Remembering, a biographical song that touches on her relationship with her father.

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This past May, she opened up about her dad's battle by sharing a story with Rolling Stone Country, "We were sitting at dinner, and he used to do this joking thing where he would threaten to stab you with a fork and then laugh. So he did it again. He knocked a piece of food off his plate and I reached to put it back, and he turns on me with the fork and goes, 'Haha!' It was so funny. Little glimpses of him will come back every now and then, and it just makes me so happy."

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Shortly after her father's death, Ashley posted her fervent tribute saying she was heartbroken. "I owe him everything I am, and everything I ever will be. He will be remembered so well and with so much love," she wrote on Twitter.

You can watch Ashley perform Remembering during an appearance on RFD-TV's "Country Family Reunion" in the video below:

Ashley Campbell performs "Remembering" on RFD-TV

Glen's daughter Ashley Campbell recently showed up on the set of RFD-TV's "Country's Family Reunion" to perform "Remembering." The song is a biographical story about her special relationship with her dad. Accompanying Ashley is longtime band member, producer and family friend Carl Jackson.

Posted by Glen Campbell (Official) on Thursday, April 13, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with Glen's loved ones during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

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