The cause of death for country star Luke Bell has been revealed.
Bell, 32, was discovered dead after going missing for a week in Arizona. Now according to the autopsy report obtained by Fox News, the singer reportedly died of a fentanyl overdose. His death has been ruled an accident.
The autopsy report further stated that Bell was found unresponsive by a passerby in a shaded area of a parking structure. Drug paraphernalia was at the scene.
“In consideration of the known circumstances surrounding this death, the available medical history, and the examination of the remains, the cause of death is ascribed to fentanyl intoxication,” the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office shared in the report. “The manner of death is accident.”
Bell had been on vacation in Tucson with his friend, fellow country singer Matt Kinman, when he went missing. At the time it was reported that his disappearance may have had something to do with his bipolar disorder and the medication he took for it.
“We came down here to Arizona, to work down here, play some music, and he just took off,” Kinman said of the incident. “He was in the back of the truck. I went in to get something to eat. I came out, and he’d got out of the truck and left.”
The Daily Wire previously reported that Bell was born in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1990 and was raised in Cody, Wyoming. He moved to Nashville and recorded a country album, “Don’t Mind If I Do,” in 2014.
Bell opened for some big-name country acts including Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr., and Dwight Yoakam.
The recording artist waxed poetic about a simple life during a 2016 interview.
“That’s it,” Bell told The Boot at the time. “Listen, half the time, I end up drinking beer with my neighbors. Life’s not that bad.”
“The downside, in some ways, is I don’t have a wife and kids, but at the same time, it’s pretty ideal right now,” he continued. “I just travel around to other cities and hang out with other people. … The goal is to have high hopes and low expectations … and have a good time.”
Bell’s family shared in a statement on his death.
“We have lost our beloved son, brother and friend and we are heartbroken,” his relatives told Fox News Digital just after he passed.
“Luke had a gentle heart, a wanderer’s spirit and a musical gift that he was fortunate to share with us and the world. We are so grateful to his friends and fans for embracing Luke and his music. We would like to thank all of Luke’s fans, friends and family who have been sharing stories and photos of happy times with him.”