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Autopsy reveals country music star's cause of death

Posted at 2:58 PM, Sep 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-19 17:58:49-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Pima County Medical Examiner's office has released the autopsy report for country music performer Luke Bell, who passed away in Tucson at the age of 32 on Friday, Aug. 26.

According to the medical examiner, Bell died from fentanyl intoxication.

Concern and reports began circulating on social media prior to Bell's death that he had gone 'missing' in Tucson.

A passerby found him unresponsive in a shaded area of a parking lot near North Craycroft and East Grant roads.

Bell's family released a statement a few days after his death stating that he suffered from bi-polar disorder.

Drug paraphernalia was found at the scene of his death.

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