Native officers have decided that nation music singer Luke Bell died of an unintentional fentanyl overdose, in accordance with a information report.
An post-mortem report launched Monday by the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Workplace and obtained by local ABC affiliate KGUN 9 mentioned “fentanyl intoxication” was the reason for dying, “in consideration of the identified circumstances surrounding this dying, the obtainable medical historical past, and the examination of the stays.”
“The style of dying is accident,” the report mentioned, noting he died on Aug. 26.
On the time, his associates, family members and colleagues had been looking for him. His physique was discovered three days later in a shaded a part of a car parking zone close to North Craycroft and East Grant roads.
Officers mentioned drug paraphernalia littered the scene.
“Luke had a mild coronary heart, a wanderer’s spirit and a musical present that he was lucky to share with us and the world,” his family told TMZ in a statement. “Sadly Luke suffered from the illness of psychological sickness, which progressed after his father’s dying in 2015.”
Bell’s 2014 debut album “Don’t Thoughts if I Do” led to a file deal two years later and a self-titled album that received over critics, according to Yahoo. He struggled with extreme bipolar disorder, nevertheless, which his household mentioned was manageable for some time.
“Luke was supported by means of this illness by a group of loving household and associates,” their assertion mentioned. “Regardless of this, he was unable to obtain the assistance he wanted to ease his ache.”
“Our hearts exit to the hundreds of thousands of individuals affected by psychological sickness who, like us, perceive the devastating disappointment of a system that constantly fails to offer caring options to those that undergo,” the assertion concluded.
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