Rising nation music star Luke Bell handed away at 32 after allegedly going missing for greater than a week. Bell’s buddy and fellow nation singer Matt Kinman confirmed the “heartbreaking” information to the music website Saving Country Music.
The Wyoming native was discovered dead in Tucson, Arizona yesterday, close to the place he’d been reported missing over a week earlier on August 20, in line with the Tuscon Police Department.
As of but, the singer’s explanation for loss of life stays “unknown,” per authorities at present probing the tragedy. However, Kinman advised music blog The Boot that his buddy had been recognized with bipolar dysfunction, including that a latest change in his medicine may’ve have “performed a position” in his disappearance.
Born in Lexington, Kentucky on January 27, 1990, and raised in Cody, Wyoming, Bell dropped out of the University of Wyoming and moved to Austin, Texas to pursue a profession in nation music. He recurrently carried out at honky tonks and saloons throughout the Lone Star state’s capital, earlier than doing a quick stint New Orleans, The Boot reported. He then made his method to Wyoming and earlier than ending up in Nashville.
The honey-throated nomad lastly obtained his massive break after getting signed with Thirty Tigers in 2016. Bell launched his eponymous album later that yr, which garnered him nationwide recognition.
During the course of his quick however impactful profession, the nation star collaborated with the likes of Alabama Shakes, Margo Price, and Langhorne Slim, and even performed help slots for Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam and different nation icons.
“To be trustworthy, I reside within the day, and I rely smiles,” Bell stated whereas describing his success to the music blog in 2016. “That’s it. Listen, half the time, I find yourself consuming beer with my neighbors. Life’s not that unhealthy.”
With his premature loss of life, Bell leaves behind a legacy as most “genuine” nation artists in trendy occasions period with tunes that seize a bygone period. The singer’s distinctive sound and elegance earned him comparisons to the late and nice Waylon Jennings, who based nation music’s Outlaw Movement.
Many followers deemed Bell a true unique in a music scene oversaturated with sterile, by-product pop songs.
Friends and followers had been crestfallen over the musician’s passing.
“Man…Luke Bell…what the f–okay,” wrote fellow country star Joshua Hedley on Twitter. “RIP to a actual one. Been a very long time since I noticed him and I used to be simply speaking about him the opposite day questioning what he’s been as much as. Truly a unhappy evening for nation music.”
Meanwhile, band Mike and the Moonpies penned a moving Facebook tribute.
“Word simply got here down on the passing of Luke Bell and we’re heartbroken over the information,” they wrote. “I can vividly keep in mind the primary time I met Luke at Hole within the Wall over a decade in the past, all the way down to the garments on his again.”
They added, “The man (and his music) left an impression. He was a actual deal touring troubadour on the market on that misplaced freeway. Do your self a favor and placed on some Luke Bell tunes tonight in his reminiscence. Rest In Peace, buddy.”