Governor Hutchinson Issues Statement on the Passing of Glen Campbell

LITTLE ROCK – Glen Campbell’s many songs will live on as a part of the American fabric, Governor Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday upon learning of the singer’s death. The governor offered his condolences to members of Mr. Campbell’s family.

“Although Glen Campbell lived in a lot of places and performed his songs all over the world, I have always thought of him as ours,” Governor Hutchinson said. “He was a proud Arkansan who had a huge impact on the music world. He also touched all of our lives with his brave and very public fight with Alzheimer’s.”

Glen Travis Campbell was born near Delight in southwest Arkansas. One of his most popular songs, titled simply “Arkansas,” was a tribute to his home state.