Country music star Luke Bell has died at the age of 32 after being missing for a week

Rising country music star Luke Bell has died at the age of 32 after being missing for more than a week. Bell’s friend and fellow singer Matt Kinman confirmed the “breaking” news to music website Saving Country Music.

Born in Kentucky and raised in Wyoming, Bell was found dead in Tucson, Arizona, yesterday, near where he was reported missing on August 20, according to the Tucson Police Department.

To date, the cause of the singer’s death remains “unknown”, according to the authorities currently investigating the tragedy. However, Kinman told music blogger The Boot that his friend had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, adding that a recent change to his medication may have “played a role” in his disappearance.

Country music star Luke Bell has died at 32 of “unknown” causes after being missing for more than a week.
Facebook / Luke Bell
The Kentucky-born singer was found dead in Tucson, Arizona, yesterday.
The Kentucky-born singer was found dead in Tucson, Arizona, yesterday.
Facebook / Luke Bell

Born in Lexington, Kentucky, on January 27, 1990, raised in Cody, Wyoming, Bell dropped out of the University of Wyoming and moved to Austin, Texas, to pursue a career in country music. The Boot reports that he regularly performed at honky tonks and salons throughout the Lone Star state capital, before taking a short stint in New Orleans. Then he made his way to Wyoming before ending up in Nashville.

The honey-throated nomad finally got his big break after being signed by the Thirty Tigers in 2016. Bell released his eponymous album later that year, which went on to national fame.

During his brief but influential career, the country star has collaborated with the likes of Alabama Shakes, Margo Price and Langhorne Slim, and even played backing slots for Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, and other country icons.

“Honestly, I live for the day, and bring back smiles,” Bell said as he described his shoe success in 2016. Listen, half the time, I ended up drinking beer with my neighbors. Life isn’t that bad.”

The honey-throated Nomad finally got his big break after signing with the Thirty Tigers in 2016. Bell released his eponymous album later that year, which went on to national fame.
The sweet-throated Nomad finally got his big break after signing with the Thirty Tigers in 2016. Bell released his eponymous album later that year, which went on to national fame.
Facebook / Luke Bell

With his early death, Bell left a legacy as one of the most “authentic” country artists of the modern era, with melodies that express a bygone era. The singer’s unique voice and style have earned him comparisons to the late, brilliant Waylon Jennings, who inspired the Outlaw Movement for country music.

Bell was considered by many fans as a true original in a music scene saturated with sterile and derivative pop songs.

Bell has been described as one of the most authentic voices on the modern country scene.
Bell has been described as one of the most authentic voices on the modern country scene.
Facebook / Luke Bell

Friends and fans were nervous about the death of the musician.

“Man…Luke Bell…what is the f-k,” Other Country star Joshua Headley wrote on Twitter. “RIP to a real one. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen him and I’ve been talking about him that day wondering what he was up to. Truly a sad night for country music.”

Meanwhile, the band Mike and the Moonpies wrote a touching tribute on Facebook.

“There has just been word on the passing of Luke Bell and we are saddened by the news,” they wrote. “I can clearly remember the first time I met Luke at Hole in the Wall over a decade ago, right down to the clothes on his back.”

And they added: The man (and his music) made an impression. He was a real troubadour traveler right there on this lost highway. Do yourself a favor and put some Luke Bell tunes into his memory tonight. Rest in peace, my friend.”


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