Luke Bell was a singer-songwriter and country artist from the United States. Bell “[performed] traditional honky-tonk with a wink and a yodel that conjures the sleeping ghosts of the country better than any voodoo spell ever could,” according to Rolling Stone.
The cause of death for country music singer Luke Bell has been revealed. According to an autopsy report acquired by Fox News Digital, Bell died of a fentanyl overdose. The cause of death has been determined to be an accident.
In August, police confirmed to Fox News Digital that the musician died in Tucson, Arizona. He was 32.
According to the autopsy report, Bell was discovered lifeless in a shaded section of a parking garage by a passerby. Drug paraphernalia was also discovered.
“The cause of death is assigned to fentanyl intoxication in consideration of the known circumstances surrounding this incident, the available medical history, and the inspection of the remains,” the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office noted in the report. “The cause of death was an accident.”
The Saving Country Music site reported Bell missing six days before his death. According to the outlet, he went missing while on a trip to Tucson with his close buddy and fellow country music artist Matt Kinman.
“We came down here to Arizona to work and play music, and he just walked off,” Kinman explained. He was in the truck’s back. I went inside to fetch some food. When I came out, he’d gotten out of the truck and left.”
Bell was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder, according to the site. Kinman verified to Saving Country Music in August that the Wyoming native had been found deceased not far from where he had gone missing in Tucson.
According to the source, Bell was “hiding a major struggle with a bipolar disease that he eventually would never shake” and had previously vanished. According to the website, he would “end up in hospitals or, at times, incarcerated.”
Bell’s condition is said to have improved over the last year and a half as a result of medicine and treatment. Kinman, on the other hand, claimed that a recent adjustment in Bell’s medicine may have contributed to his absence.
Following Bell’s death, a number of celebrities paid tribute to the singer on social media, emphasizing the importance of increased mental health awareness and assistance. “Word just came down about Luke Bell’s passing and we’re heartbroken over the news,” Mike and the Moonpies said in part on Facebook.
“We have lost our dear son, brother, and friend, and we are sad,” Bell’s relatives said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “Luke had a loving heart, a wanderer’s spirit, and a musical ability that he was privileged to share with us and the world,” they continued.
We are very grateful to Luke’s friends and fans for supporting him and his music. We’d want to thank every one of Luke’s fans, friends, and family for sending stories and images of him having fun.”
“Unfortunately, Luke suffered from a mental disorder that worsened after his father died in 2015. A community of supportive relatives and friends helped Luke through his illness.
“Despite this, he was unable to acquire the assistance he required to alleviate his agony. “Our hearts go out to the millions of people impacted by mental illness who, like us, know the heartbreaking disappointment of a system that constantly fails to deliver loving answers to those who suffer,” the statement continued.
Bell, who was born in Cody, Wyoming, first gained notoriety in the country music industry in 2014 with the release of his debut album “Don’t Mind If I Do.” He was signed to Thirty Tigers in 2016 and rose to prominence after releasing his self-titled second album later that year.
According to The Boot, Bell has worked with Price, Alabama Shakes, and Langhorne Slim, as well as supporting Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Hayes Carll.