Glen Campbell, the legendary singer and songwriter, is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s, an illness, of course, with no happy endings.
This week, he released his final ballad, which he recorded in January, right after he stopped performing in public. But he remained faithful to his promise not to hide his journey with the illness so that he could shed light on what 44 million Americans are going through.
He’s also allowed filmmakers to document his last days of performing.
Campbell has been living in a care facility in Nashville since March.
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