Country star Luke Bell‘s cause of death has been revealed! Here we are sharing with you about Luke Bell Death. According to a toxicology report from the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office obtained by Us Weekly, the “Jealous People” singer died of an accidental fentanyl overdose.
The Kentucky native went missing in Tucson, Arizona last month while on a trip with a friend and fellow artist Matt Kinman. Nine days after she went missing, the Tucson Police Department confirmed to us that she was found dead on August 29th.
Kinman confirmed the sad news on August 30 on the Saving Country Music blog. According to the outlet, Bell — who has bipolar disorder — apparently disappeared while Kinman was getting something to eat.
While an official cause of death has yet to be released pending an autopsy, the singer-songwriter’s business manager, Brian Buchanan, alleged in a statement that Bell’s bipolar disorder “got the better of him.”
“Luke fought as hard as he could, but the disease got the better of him,” Buchanan told TMZ on Aug. 31. “When he was fighting this disease, he was the sweetest and most generous guy. He’s at peace now and has some relief.”
Bell and Kinman, who often collaborated and performed together, were in Arizona “to work, play some music and he just gave up,” Kinman recalled to Saving Country Music about his friend’s disappearance. “He was in the back of the truck. I went in to eat something. I got out, and he got out of the truck and left.” TMZ reports that the “Cold Icy Mountain” singer had been looking for Bell days before her body was discovered.
Those who have struggled with mental health issues
Although he achieved success in the music world, Bell disappeared from the spotlight shortly after the release of his album as he struggled with mental illness. After dealing with some difficulties early in his career, Kinman told Saving Country Music that his friend has started making progress over the past year and a half on a new medication and treatment plan.
“Honestly, I live during the day, and I count the laughs,” Bell told The Boot in a 2016 interview. “That’s it. Listen, half the time, I drink beer with my neighbors. Life’s not that bad. The downside, in some ways, is that I don’t have a wife and kids, but at the same time, it’s pretty ideal now. I just go around to other cities and other people. Hang out with people… The goal is to have high hopes and low expectations and have a good time.”