Jessica Chastain, Margo Price and more stars mourn Luke Bell’s death: ‘A Sad Night for Country Music’

More than a week after he was reported missing in Arizona, Country singer Luke Bell was found dead in Tucson on Monday (Aug. 29). He was 32 years old.

While a cause of death has not been given at press time, the Tucson Police Department confirmed it Billboard that “the investigation is currently ongoing,” with no further details disclosed.

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The late singer’s close friend and country singer Matt Kinman, who said he dated Bell recently and had cared for him for six years as he navigated a serious battle with bipolar disorder, reportedly said. Saving country music — which first reported the news — that Bell went missing on August 20.

Bell released his debut full-length album on Bandcamp, Don’t mind if I do, in 2014 and later signed to Thirty Tigers label. Best known for his traditionalist honky tonk country songs “Where Ya Been?” and “The Bullfighter” from his 2016 self-titled Thirty Tigers debut, Bell’s most recent release was a 2021 cover of John Lennon’s 1971 ballad “Jealous Guy.”

Following news of his untimely death, a number of stars took to social media to mourn the loss of an undeniable talent and friend. See thoughts from Jessica Chastain, Margo Price and more below.

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