Country singer Luke Bell was found dead 10 days after he was first reported missing in Tucson, Ariz. He was Born in Lexington. Luke worked as a ranch hand before launching a career in music.
As the fable has it, a chance encounter with Pat Reedy propelled him to change creative direction, allowing him to develop his trademark style blending honky-tonk elements and traditional country sounds.
He was 32. Matt Kinman, a fellow artist and friend, also confirmed Bell’s death to the country music blog Saving Country Music, which first reported the news.
Bell’s body was found on Monday near where he disappeared, nine days after he was reported missing on Aug. 20.
What was Luke Bell’s cause of death?
Country music singer Luke Bell battled severe bipolar disorder for years before recently going missing and being found dead. His manager says he’d disappeared a few times before.
He tried to cope with bipolar disorder, but could never find a solution that worked for him. When Luke disappeared in the past, Brian says they were always able to track him down.
Luke’s life story and career progression have become the subject of many urban legends, with an article from Saving Country Music chronicling his wildest adventures and craziest deeds.
Luke frequented popular Texas venues like the White Horse, performing with a band named Fast Luke and the Lead Heavy before launching a career as a solo artist.
Neither Tucson police nor representatives for Bell immediately responded to The Times’ request for comment.
When reached by The Times on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Pima County Medical Examiner and Coroner declined to share additional details about Bell’s death.
“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,” he told the outlet. “I went in to get something to eat. I came out, and he’d got out of the truck and left.”
Bell, a native of Cody, Wyo., was born on Jan. 27, 1990. He started his music career in Austin, Texas, with numerous gigs in the Lone Star State’s capital. He traveled to New Orleans and Nashville for his music.