A Country Singer Named Luke Bell Was Found Dead More Than a Week After He Disappeared
After going missing for nine days, the body of country music artist Luke Bell was found on Monday near Tucson, Arizona. Bell’s death was confirmed by the Tucson Coroner’s Office as having occurred on August 26, three days before he was discovered.
Matt Kinman, a fellow musician and Bell’s caretaker of the past six years, was with the 32-year-old celebrity when he vanished from a bus near 4th Avenue in Tucson.
Kinman told the popular country music blog Saving Country Music that he and Bell had travelled to Arizona to “work down here, play some music, and he just took off,” adding that he believed Bell suffered from bipolar disorder and that a recent change in his medication may have contributed to his disappearance.
He was in the truck’s cargo hold. I walked in there in search of sustenance. When I walked outside, he was already out of the truck and gone.
According to the source, this was not the first time the musician had vanished. Bell gained notoriety for his habit of spontaneously taking off across the country by hopping freight trains.
On the other hand, Bell’s manager claimed that, after a year and a half of treatment, Bell was doing rather well.
Although he only released one album, which was initially released on Bandcamp, Bell swiftly ascended to notoriety and critical praise, opening for the likes of Willie Nelson and Dwight Yoakam.
An autopsy has not yet been released, therefore it remains unknown what caused the star’s death.