Cody Singer-Songwriter Luke Bell Dead at Age 32

Cody Singer-Songwriter Luke Bell Dead at Age 32

Written by on August 30, 2022

The renowned country music singer-songwriter who grew up in Cody tragically died after a concert in Arizona, leaving behind a short but amazing legacy of great music.

Courtesy Luke Bell Facebook page

Born on July 27, 1990, Bell lived most of his life in Cody. He was a Cody High School graduate – Class of 2008.

He released his self-titled debut album in 2012. In 2014, Bell released his second full-length album, titled Don’t Mind If I Do.

That same year, he recorded a session with Daytrotter -a recording studio, music venue, and subscription-based music discovery website located in Atlanta.

According to Daytrotter: “The people that Bell writes about have bigger than life personalities …” and “Bell is, without a doubt, one of the most talented country and western songwriters working …”

According to Rolling Stone: Bell “… plays classic honky-tonk with a wink and a yodel that summons the sleeping ghosts of country better than any voodoo spell ever could.”

Saving Country Music says Bell “was one of the most authentic and magnetizing artists to grace the country music art form in the modern era. And those who knew Luke Bell, they know this assessment is in no way hyperbole or flattery.”

Bell was reported missing on August 20 after a concert in Tuscon, Arizona. He was found dead nine days later.

Bell had recently changed medication for the treatment of bipolar disorder. It is believed that medication may have factored into his disappearance, but no official cause of death has been released.

Bell’s passing has garnered international attention, with memorial articles published in the Daily Mail, the New York Post, US Weekly, and Yahoo News, among other major publications.

“Luke Bell’s struggles are now over,” reads his memorial article on Saving Country Music, “but the legacy of his music remains. And hopefully, like so many troubled troubadours before him, Luke Bell is just beginning to find its audience, his worthy appreciation, and his deserved legacy.”

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