Country musician Luke Bell, best known for songs like “Where Ya Were You?” The two bullfighters died after they went missing in Tucson, Arizona, The Times confirmed. He was 32 years old.
Artist and friend Matt Kinman also confirmed Bill’s death to a country music blog save country musicthat first published the news. Bell’s body was found Monday near where he disappeared, nine days after he was reported missing on August 20.
Neither Tucson police nor Pell’s representatives immediately responded to a request for comment by The Times.
When The Times arrived on Tuesday, the spokesperson for the Pima County medical examiner and coroner declined to share additional details about Bell’s death.
According to Saving Country Music, Kinman and Bell—who are said to have bipolar illness—recently collaborated on shows and live broadcasts. While in Tucson, Bill escapes when Kinman goes to find something to eat.
“We came here to Arizona, to work here, play some music, and it just took off. It was in the back of the truck,” He said to the outlet. “I went to get something to eat. I got out and got off the truck and left.”
A native of Cody, Wyoming, Bell was born on January 27, 1990. He began his music career in Austin, Texas, with several gigs in the Lone Star state capital. He traveled to New Orleans and Nashville for his music.
In 2016, he released a 10-song album and performed at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, California, the same year. was previously Talk to The Times About his beginnings and his approach to music.
He said, “I was listening to people like John Prine, and then I moved to Austin for two years and got into the Texas Tornado and this scene. Then I went to New Orleans. I only stayed there for six months. I was living in a bleach-scented casting trailer in Lower Ninth District. It was tough.” “
While he was “kind of aloof,” Bell said he was “just trying to make my songs better.” He released his last song, an audio cover of John Lennon “Jealous Guy” in 2021.
After his death, Bell’s musicians paid tribute on social media.
The guy (and his music) made an impression. It was a real job traveling the troubadours out there on this lost highway,” Mike and the Moonbees Band Posted on Facebook on Monday. “Do yourself a favor and put some Luke Bell tunes tonight into his memory. Rest in peace, my friend.”
Country musician Jimmy White remembered Bell’s voice as “pure gold”.
“I wasn’t close to him like a lot of people get hurt right now, but we loved each other’s music and would visit whenever we see each other and meet in Nashville,” I wrote on Tuesday. “He used to call occasionally and talk about life. I will never forget those conversations. My heart is with his family.”
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