Country star Luke Bell dead at 32 as friends mourn ‘heartbreaking’ news | The Sun

COUNTRY singer Luke Bell has died at the age of 32, as friends mourn the "heartbreaking" news.

The Tuscon Police Department exclusively confirmed to The Sun that Luke, 32, was found dead in Tuscon, Arizona.

The investigation remains "active" and the death is currently "unknown," according to authorities.

Saving Country Music was the first to report on the death.

The outlet claimed he was reported missing days prior on August 20 and was found dead on August 29.

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REMEMBERING LUKE

Luke's friend and country artist Matt Kinman confirmed the news to Saving Country Music.

Loved ones have sent their condolences, as band Mike and the Moonpies wrote in a Facebook tribute: "Word just came down on the passing of Luke Bell and we’re heartbroken over the news. I can vividly remember the first time I met Luke at Hole in the Wall over a decade ago, down to the clothes on his back.

"The man (and his music) left an impression. He was a real deal traveling troubadour out there on that lost highway. Do yourself a favor and put on some Luke Bell tunes tonight in his memory. Rest In Peace, friend."

LUKE'S LEGACY

Luke Bell was a country musician from Cody, Wyoming.

After dropping out of the University of Wyoming, he moved to Austin, Texas, to pursue a career in country music.

He later made his way to Nashville and signed a record deal with Thirty Tigers in 2016, according to The Boot.

Shortly after he signed the contract, he released his self-titled album and went on to work with the likes of Alabama Shakes, Margo Price, and Langhorne Slim.

In February of 2018, Luke Bell won Best Honky Tonk Male at the Dale Watson-backed Ameripolitan Awards.

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