The singer-songwriter was reported missing on August 20 and was found on Monday not far from where he went missing.
WASHINGTON — Country singer Luke Bell has been found dead after being reported missing in Arizona. He was 32 years old.
A spokesperson for the Tucson Police Department confirmed the singer-songwriter’s death to Tegna on Tuesday, saying the investigation is ongoing. The cause of death has not been revealed.
Bell’s death was first reported by his close friend and fellow musician Matt Kinman, who shared the news with the blog. Saving country music.
The 32-year-old singer was reported missing in Tuscon, Ariz., on Aug. 20, and Bell “was found not far from where he disappeared,” according to the music blog.
Bell Lexington, Ky. I was born in, and spent most of my childhood in, Wyoming. He debuted on the country music scene with his album “Don’t Mind If I Do” in 2014, and soon after signed a record deal with Thirty Tigers in 2016.
Shortly after her record deal, she released a self-titled album that won her critical acclaim. However, her rise to stardom stalled after developing mental health issues.
“Many had big plans for Luke, but Luke’s plans were decidedly less ambitious. A tour was planned for the fall of 2016 to help promote the record, but it never materialized. Didn’t happen,” the blog shares.
Singer-songwriter Margo Price shared the news of Bell’s death. Twitter
According to the blog, Bell and Kinman were in Tucson together when the 32-year-old flew in while Kinman was getting something to eat. Kinman told the blog that Bell had a bipolar disorder that had “taken a turn for the worse.”
“Luke Bell’s struggle is now over, but his musical legacy lives on. And hopefully, like so many troubled troubadours before him, Luke Bell has just returned to his audience, his admirable, and has begun to find the legacy it deserves,” Blog shared.