Country singer Luke Bell was found dead a week after being reported missing in Arizona. The news was first shared by Saving Country Music from Matt Kinman, Bell’s close friend and fellow artist.
Matt then revealed that Bell had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He went on to share the concern that a recent change in his medication could have been a factor in the tragedy. The official cause of death is unknown.
Born in Lexington, Kentucky, and raised in Cody, Wyoming, Bell dropped out of the University of Wyoming and moved to Austin, Texas, to pursue a career in country music. After being signed by Thirty Tigers in 2016, the singer’s star began to rise. He dropped his self-titled album the same year to critical acclaim, earning him opening slots for legends like Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr., and Dwight Yoakam.
Though his career was short, it packed a country-punch, leaving behind a legacy of authenticity in country music.