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Glen Campbell's Legacy


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Glen Campbell was one of the most popular and talented entertainers of his time, but his legacy might be in fostering understanding of Alzheimer's disease. When he was diagnosed in 2011, he not only went ahead with his scheduled tour, but extended it indefinitely. It was unprecedented: The audience was told of his condition and prepared for moments of forgetfulness (he used a teleprompter for lyrics). Instead of being pitied, he was celebrated, and he loved it.

For a while, it went surprisingly well, and at times it even seemed like Campbell was improving. He pulled off an appearance on Leno and a performance at the Grammy Awards, where he was also honored. His last show was in November 2012, when he couldn't stay lucid and it became clear he could no longer perform.

All of this was documented in the film I'll Be Me, which is a captivating look at his life with a very intimate look at the progression of his disease on his Goodbye Tour. Here's the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F13AslSXg7w

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