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Country singer luke bell has died at the age of 32


The singer-songwriter was reported missing on August 20 and was found not far from where he went missing on Monday.

WASHINGTON – Country singer Luke Bell has been found dead after being reported missing in Arizona. He was 32.

A spokesman for the Tucson Police Department confirmed Tuesday to TEGNA the singer-songwriter’s death and said the investigation was ongoing. A cause of death was not announced.

Bell’s death was first reported by his close friend and fellow musician Matt Kinman, who shared the news with the blog Save Country Music.

The 32-year-old singer was reported missing on Aug. 20 in Tuscon, Arizona, and according to the music blog, Bell was found “not far from where he went missing.”

Bell was born in Lexington, Kentucky and spent most of his childhood in Wyoming. He debuted on the country music scene in 2014 with his album Don’t Mind If I Do and shortly thereafter landed a record deal with Thirty Tigers in 2016.

Shortly after signing his record deal, he released a self-titled album to critical acclaim. However, his rise to stardom came to a halt when mental health issues surfaced.

“Many had big plans for Luke, but Luke’s plans remained decidedly less ambitious. A tour was planned for fall 2016 to promote the record, but it never materialized.”

Singer-songwriter Margo Price broke the news of Bell’s death Twitter.

goddamn rest east our dear friend Luke Bell 💔

— Margo Price (@MissMargoPrice) August 30, 2022

According to the blog, Bell and Kinman were in Tucson together when the 32-year-old took off while Kinman went to get some lunch. Kinman told the blog that Bell suffers from bipolar disorder that has “turned for the worse.”

“Luke Bell’s struggles are over now, but the legacy of his music remains. And hopefully Luke Bell, like so many troubled troubadours before him, is just beginning to find his audience, worthy recognition and legacy.” shared the blog. Country singer Luke Bell has died at the age of 32

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