Singer-songwriter Luke Bell has died on the age of 32. The nation artist was first reported lacking in Arizona on August 20.
Bell’s shut buddy, musician Matt Kinman, confirmed the information to Saving Country Music. Kinman was with Bell when he went lacking. The singer was found on Monday “not removed from the place he disappeared, and in a fashion all of us feared he could be after we first heard the information,” the weblog notes.
Kinman advised the outlet that Bell severely struggled with bipolar dysfunction. After nearly disappearing from the general public eye years in the past, Bell’s psychological well being appeared to enhance resulting from medicine and therapy. “But whereas out West lately, Luke’s psychological state took a flip for the more serious. While in Tucson with Matt Kinman, he ran off whereas Matt went to get one thing to eat,” the weblog shares.
An official reason for dying has not but been revealed.
Bell, a Wyoming native, precipitated a stir within the nation music scene in 2014 together with his debut album Don’t Mind if I Do. He signed a file cope with Thirty Tigers in 2016. Later that 12 months, he dropped his self-titled album which obtained important acclaim. While selling the file, he talked about tuning out the noise on his seemingly inevitable rise to stardom.
“To be sincere, I stay within the day, and I depend smiles,” Bell advised The Boot in a 2016 interview. “That’s it. Listen, half the time, I find yourself consuming beer with my neighbors. Life’s not that dangerous. The draw back, in some methods, is I haven’t got a spouse and children, however on the identical time, it is fairly excellent proper now. I simply journey round to different cities and hang around with different individuals… The aim is to have excessive hopes and low expectations and have a superb time.”
Despite reward for his work, Bell’s profession grew to become stagnant as psychological well being points emerged. A tour was deliberate, but it surely by no means went off. He carried out sometimes and resurfaced in 2018 when he received Best Honky Tonk Male on the Ameripolitan Awards in Memphis, Tennessee.
“Luke Bell’s struggles at the moment are over, however the legacy of his music stays. And hopefully, like so many troubled troubadours earlier than him, Luke Bell is simply starting to search out its viewers, his worthy appreciation, and his deserved legacy,” writes Saving Country Music.