Country star Luke Bell‘s trigger of demise has been revealed.
The “Jealous Guy” singer died of an unintentional fentanyl overdose, in keeping with a toxicology report from the Pima County Medical Examiner’s workplace obtained by Us Weekly.
The Kentucky native went lacking in Tucson, Arizona final month whereas on a visit with buddy and fellow musician Matt Kinman. Nine days after his disappearance, the Tucson Police Department confirmed to Us that he was discovered lifeless on August 29.
Kinman confirmed the tragic news to the Saving Country Music weblog on August 30. According to the outlet, Bell — who had bipolar dysfunction — seemingly vanished whereas Kinman was grabbing one thing to eat.
Though an official trigger of demise has not but been revealed pending an post-mortem, the singer-songwriter’s enterprise supervisor, Brian Buchanan, alleged in an announcement that Bell’s bipolar dysfunction “got the better of him.”
“Luke fought this as hard as he could, but the disease got the better of him,” Buchanan told TMZ on August 31. “When he was beating the disease, he was the sweetest and most generous guy. He’s found peace now and there’s some comfort.”
Bell and Kinman, who steadily collaborated and carried out collectively, have been in Arizona “to work down here, play some music and he just took off,” Kinman recalled to Saving Country Music about his buddy’s disappearance. “He was in the back of the truck. I went in to get something to eat. I came out, and he’d got out of the truck and left.” TMZ reported that the “Cold Icy Mountain” singer looked for Bell for days earlier than his physique was found.
Though he achieved success within the music world, Bell disappeared from the spotlight shortly after the discharge of his album as he battled psychological sickness. After coping with some difficulties earlier in his profession, Kinman informed Saving Country Music that his buddy had begun making progress prior to now yr and a half, because of a brand new remedy and remedy plan.
“To be honest, I live in the day, and I count smiles,” Bell informed The Boot in a 2016 interview. “That’s it. Listen, half the time, I end up drinking beer with my neighbors. Life’s not that bad. The downside, in some ways, is I don’t have a wife and kids, but at the same time, it’s pretty ideal right now. I just travel around to other cities and hang out with other people … The goal is to have high hopes and low expectations and have a good time.”