Nation star Luke Bell‘s reason behind demise has been revealed.
The “Jealous Man” singer died of an unintended fentanyl overdose, in line with a toxicology report from the Pima County Medical Examiner’s workplace obtained by Us Weekly.
The Kentucky native went lacking in Tucson, Arizona final month whereas on a visit with good friend and fellow musician Matt Kinman. 9 days after his disappearance, the Tucson Police Division confirmed to Us that he was discovered lifeless on August 29.
Kinman confirmed the tragic news to the Saving Nation Music weblog on August 30. In response to the outlet, Bell — who had bipolar dysfunction — seemingly vanished whereas Kinman was grabbing one thing to eat.
Although an official reason behind demise has not but been revealed pending an post-mortem, the singer-songwriter’s enterprise supervisor, Brian Buchanan, alleged in an announcement that Bell’s bipolar dysfunction “received the higher of him.”
“Luke fought this as onerous as he might, however the illness received the higher of him,” Buchanan told TMZ on August 31. “When he was beating the illness, he was the sweetest and most beneficiant man. He’s discovered peace now and there’s some consolation.”
Bell and Kinman, who steadily collaborated and carried out collectively, have been in Arizona “to work down right here, play some music and he simply took off,” Kinman recalled to Saving Nation Music about his good friend’s disappearance. “He was at the back of the truck. I went in to get one thing to eat. I got here out, and he’d received out of the truck and left.” TMZ reported that the “Chilly Icy Mountain” singer looked for Bell for days earlier than his physique was found.
Although he achieved success within the music world, Bell disappeared from the highlight shortly after the discharge of his album as he battled psychological sickness. After coping with some difficulties earlier in his profession, Kinman advised Saving Nation Music that his good friend had begun making progress previously 12 months and a half, because of a brand new medicine and remedy plan.
“To be sincere, I dwell within the day, and I rely smiles,” Bell advised The Boot in a 2016 interview. “That’s it. Pay attention, half the time, I find yourself consuming beer with my neighbors. Life’s not that unhealthy. The draw back, in some methods, is I don’t have a spouse and youngsters, however on the identical time, it’s fairly best proper now. I simply journey round to different cities and hang around with different folks … The aim is to have excessive hopes and low expectations and have a great time.”