Luke Bell performs on Day 3 of Tree Town Music Festival on May 27, 2017, in Heritage Park, Forest City, Iowa.

Country singer found dead after reportedly going missing

Luke Bell, a country singer known for songs “Where Ya Been?” and “The Bullfighter,” has died. He was 32.

Bell was found dead in Tucson, Arizona, on Friday, the Tucson Police Department confirmed to USA TODAY in a statement Tuesday. “The investigation is ongoing at the moment,” police added. No further details were disclosed.

Artist Matt Kinman, a close friend of Bell, confirmed the musician’s death to Saving Country Music, which was the first to report the news. According to the outlet, Bell allegedly went missing on Aug. 20 in Tucson.

USA TODAY has reached out to the Pima County Medical Examiner’s office for further details.

Born in Lexington, Kentucky, on Jan. 27, 1990, Bell got his start in the music industry while playing at a local bar during his college years, according to Saving Country Music. He was raised in Cody, Wyoming, and his music led him to spend some time in Tennessee, Texas and Louisiana.

Luke Bell, a country singer known for songs "Where Ya Been?" and "The Bullfighter," has died.  He was 32.

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In Nashville, Tennessee, he recorded his 2014 album “Don’t Mind If I Do,” which he released on Bandcamp. In 2016, he released a self-titled album. In 2021, Bell released his latest song “Jealous Guy.”

Ahead of performing at the 2016 Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, California, Bell spoke to the Los Angeles Times about his music career.

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