Singer Luke Bell’s cause of death was an accidental fentanyl overdose

Singer Luke Bell’s cause of death was an accidental fentanyl overdose

Singer Luke Bell's cause of death has been confirmed.  (Photo: Getty Images for Stagecoach)

Singer Luke Bell’s cause of death has been confirmed. (Photo: Getty Images for Stagecoach)

Luke Bell’s cause of death has been revealed almost a month after he went missing. ABC 9 KGUN obtained Bell’s autopsy report, which shows the country singer died of an accidental fentanyl overdose.

According to the report, a passerby found Bell unresponsive in a shaded area of ​​a parking lot in Tucson, Ariz. The musician died on August 26, six days after he was reported missing. Yahoo Entertainment has reached out to the Pima County medical examiner’s office for more information.

Bell’s death was confirmed by musician Matt Kinman Saving country music. The blog noted that Bell was found not far from where he disappeared “in a way we all feared he would be when we first heard the news.” Bell was with Kinman in Arizona, but disappeared when his friend went and got something to eat.

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Bell struggled with severe bipolar disorder and his mental state worsened before his passing. Bell’s family released a statement to TMZ and thanked his fans, friends and family.

“Lúcás had a gentle heart, a wanderer’s spirit and a musical gift that he was lucky enough to share with us and the world,” the statement read in part. “Unfortunately, Lúcás suffered from mental illness, which continued after the death of his father in 2015. A community of loving family and friends supported Lúcás through his illness. Despite this, he was unable to get the help he needed to facilitate his. Our hearts go out to the millions of people affected by mental illness who, like us, understand the terrible disappointment of a system that consistently fails to provide compassionate solutions to those who suffer.”

Bell burst onto the country music scene in 2014 with his debut album I don’t mind if I do. After signing to a record label in 2016, he released his self-titled album to critical acclaim. However, Bell’s mental health issues prevented him from touring and he retreated from the spotlight.

“To be honest, I live in the day, and I count smiles,” said Bell The Boot in a 2016 interview. “That’s it. Listen, half the time, I’ll be drinking beer with my neighbors. Life isn’t that bad. It’s great right now. I’m traveling around to other cities and hanging out with other people.. . The goal is to have high hopes and low expectations and have a good time.”

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