GLEN Campbell, the country singer known for his hit Rhinestone Cowboy, has died aged 81.

A statement shared by representatives on Tuesday said the US star died following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

The tribute read: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and legendary singer and guitarist, Glen Travis Campbell, at the age of 81, following his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

“Glen is survived by his wife, Kim Campbell of Nashville, TN, their three children, Cal, Shannon and Ashley; his children from previous marriages, Debby, Kelli, Travis, Kane, and Dillon; ten grandchildren, great- and great-great-grandchildren; sisters Barbara, Sandra, and Jane; and brothers John Wallace “Shorty” and Gerald.”

MODEL and reality TV star Marissa Jade has become the first person to be evicted from this year’s Celebrity Big Brother House.

The US personality was given the boot during a live eviction episode of the Channel 5 show on Tuesday.

It came within hours of her conversation with Ex On The Beach star Jordan Davies, where the pair decided to “slow down” their developing romance.

Jade moped as she left the house and told presenter Emma Willis that she apparently had “no support” from the public but said that she planned to see Davies again when the show finishes.

THE widow of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has thanked James Corden for allowing the family to decide whether an episode of the Carpool Karaoke series featuring him is aired.

Bennington, who died at the age of 41 last month, was scheduled to appear in an upcoming episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series.

But Corden, an executive producer on the show, said Bennington’s family should decided whether it is aired.