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Country singer Luke Bell found dead, disappeared musician mental illness

Luke Bell, a country singer who went missing at age 32, was found dead.

Luke Bell, a well-liked neo-traditional country singer-songwriter, was found dead on August 26. He had been missing for a few days before his body was found. He was 32. Bell was reported missing on August 20, and he was found in Tucson, Arizona, near where he was last seen. Matt Kinman, a musician friend of his, told the blog Saving Country Music that Bell left their truck in Tucson when he stopped for food. Kinman says that Bell recently switched the medicine he takes for his bipolar disorder. Police told Today that they are looking into something.

Luke Bell
Luke Bell

Bell became well-known after he signed with the Nashville independent label Thirty Tigers in 2016 and put out his third album, which was called "Self-Titled." Bell didn't go on tour very often, but he opened for Willie Nelson and Dwight Yoakam. His last single, "Jealous Guy," came out in January 2021. David Macias, who started Thirty Tigers, said on Twitter that Bell was a "true original." "From everyone at @ThirtyTigers, we wish our friend Luke Bell eternal peace and love," he wrote. "Thanks for riding with us for a while."

The country singer's family said in a statement released early Friday morning that Bell had "mental illness" that got worse after his father died. The Bell family wrote, "Our hearts go out to the millions of people with mental illness who, like us, know the crushing disappointment of a system that fails over and over again to help those who suffer." "The only thing that makes us feel better is knowing that our Luke is finally free and at peace."

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