Luke Bell, country music singer, dies at age 32

Country music singer Luke Bell has died on the age of 32 after going lacking, police in Tucson, Arizona, advised CBS News on Tuesday. Through a publicist, his household and shut associates stated in a press release to CBS News on Friday that they’re “heartbroken” over his loss of life.

“Luke had a mild coronary heart, a wanderer’s spirit and a musical present that he was lucky to share with us and the world,” they stated. “We are so grateful to his associates and followers for embracing Luke and his music.”

Authorities stated Bell was present in Midtown Tucson final Friday and an investigation was ongoing. Bell was reported lacking August 20 not removed from the place he was discovered, his shut good friend and nation artist Matt Kinman advised music weblog According to the weblog, Bell was coping with a “extreme battle” with bipolar dysfunction, and the publicist confirmed he had the psychological sickness.

Musician Luke Bell performs onstage during Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival at Empire Polo Club on April 30, 2016, in Indio, California.
Musician Luke Bell performs onstage throughout Stagecoach California’s Country Music Festival at Empire Polo Club on April 30, 2016, in Indio, California.

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Bell’s family members stated it “progressed” after his father’s loss of life in 2015. They stated they supported him, however “he was unable to obtain the assistance he wanted to ease his ache.”

“As we navigate our heartbreak we respectfully ask for privateness to permit us room to grieve and honor his reminiscence. Our solely consolation is available in the truth that our Luke is lastly free and at peace,” they stated.

Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Bell launched his debut self-titled album in 2012. He was recognized for songs “Where Ya Been?” and his most up-to-date single “Jealous Guy,” which he unveiled final yr. He has additionally opened for the likes of nation music stars Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr. and Dwight Yoakam, in line with Saving Country Music.

“This is a tough one. He was probably the most genuine and magnetizing artists to grace the nation music artwork kind within the fashionable period,” the weblog’s editor, Kyle “Trigger” Coroneos, wrote on Twitter.

Fellow musicians Joshua Hedley, Margo Price and Erin Rae posted tributes to Bell on Twitter. Actor Jessica Chastain tweeted within the wake of his loss of life that she needs there have been extra conversations round psychological sickness.

“Please have a take heed to #LukeBell as we speak and honor this nation soul who misplaced his battle,” she wrote. “I hope he is lastly discovered the peace he sought.”

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