Singer, guitarist Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. Wanting to help others who are also dealing with the illness, he had his day to day ordeal with the disease filmed. As a result of this, a documentary of his experience will be in movie theaters on October 24th. Here’s a trailer for “I’ll Be Me.”
Campbell is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s now, but before this happened—in January of 2013—he recorded what will be his final record. When I found out about this recording, just recently released, I pretty much knew it would get to me. Let me know what you think of it.
I listened to “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” four times yesterday and the tears certainly did fall. My father passed away from Alzheimer’s in the mid 1990’s and it’s truly a sad and long goodbye.
So the movie and the record are really his goodbyes to us. I’ve never been the biggest Glen Campbell fan, but I consider him a decent singer who got ahold of some good songs and I think he’s a hell of a great guitarist. I also consider him a very brave man. He didn’t have to do a goodbye tour last year and he sure didn’t have to film what he was going through with Alzheimer’s.
Mr. Campbell, nothing but the best to you.
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