PEOPLE – Country singer-songwriter Luke Bell has died more than a week after he was reported missing in Tucson, Arizona. He was 32.
Bell — who went missing on Aug. 20 — was found near where he disappeared, the Tucson Police Department told The New York Post.
A cause of death remains “unknown” at this time as the investigation continues, authorities told the publication.
According to Saving Country Music, Bell was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and recently his “mental state took a turn for the worse.”
Bell, a Wyoming native, gained notoriety after releasing his debut album Don’t Mind if I Do in 2014. He went on to sign a record deal with Thirty Tigers in 2016 and release his self-titled album later that year, according to The Boot.
The musician also collaborated with Price, Alabama Shakes, and Langhorne Slim, and played support slots for Willie Nelson and Dwight Yoakam, the publication reported … READ MORE.
In a footnote, PEOPLE added information that is often associated with news about people who have committed suicide …
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