Nation musician Luke Bell‘s cause of death was an accidental fentanyl overdose, according to ABC 9 KGUN Tucson.
Bell was found dead Aug. 29 at the age of 32, nine days after he was reported missing in Tucson, Ariz. His friend and fellow musician Matt Kinman confirmed Bell’s loss of life on the weblog Saving Nation Music on the day his physique was discovered.
It was additionally reported that drug paraphernalia was discovered on the scene of his loss of life.
The U.S Solar reported that the Pima County Medical Examiner’s post-mortem report said Bell suffered arteriosclerotic heart problems and had a blood alcohol focus of 0.076 at his time of loss of life. The Mayo Clinic classifies arteriosclerosis as a situation that happens when arteries develop into thick and stiff — generally limiting blood move to the organs and tissues.
Kinman and Bell not too long ago collaborated for reveals and livestreams, in accordance with Saving Nation Music.
“We came down here to Arizona, to work down here, play some music, and he just took off. He was in the back of the truck,” Kinman advised the outlet. “I went in to get something to eat. I came out, and he’d got out of the truck and left.”
Bell was born in Lexington, Ky., on Jan. 27, 1990, and was raised in Cody, Wyo. “The Bullfighter” singer constructed a reputation for himself as a musician in Austin, Texas, New Orleans and Nashville.
Bell’s household launched a press release following the “Where Ya Been?” artist’s loss of life.
“We have lost our beloved son, brother and friend and we are heartbroken. Luke had a gentle heart, a wanderer’s spirit and a musical gift that he was fortunate to share with us and the world,” the assertion learn. “We are so grateful to his friends and fans for embracing Luke and his music. We would like to thank all of Luke’s fans, friends and family who have been sharing stories and photos of happy times with him.
“Unfortunately Luke suffered from the disease of mental illness, which progressed after his father’s death in 2015. Luke was supported through his disease by a community of loving family and friends. Despite this, he was unable to receive the help he needed to ease his pain. Our hearts go out to the millions of people affected by mental illness who, like us, understand the devastating disappointment of a system that consistently fails to provide caring solutions to those who suffer.”
In 2016, Bell launched a self-titled, 10-song album and carried out on the Stagecoach nation music pageant in Indio, Calif., that very same yr. He beforehand spoke to The Occasions about his begin and his method to music.
“I was listening to people like John Prine,” he mentioned, “then I moved to Austin for a couple of years and got into the Texas Tornadoes and that scene. Then I went to New Orleans. I was only there for about six months. I was living in a molding trailer that smelled of bleach in the Lower Ninth Ward. It was tough.”
Occasions leisure reporter Alexandra Del Rosario contributed to this report.