TOO MUCH DEATH –
Sept. 20, 2022 – According to Saving Country Music, Bell was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and his “mental state took a turn for the worse” over recent months.
“Luke fought this as hard as he could, but the disease got the better of him,” Bell’s manager, Brian Buchanan, told TMZ. “When he was beating the disease, he was the sweetest and most generous guy. He’s found peace now and there’s some comfort.” “Unfortunately Luke suffered from the disease of mental illness … he was supported through his disease by a community of loving family and friends. Despite this, he was unable to receive the help he needed to ease his pain.” The family added that their “hearts go out to the millions of people affected by mental illness who, like us, understand the devastating disappointment of a system that consistently fails to provide caring solutions to those who suffer.”
Bell’s loved ones praised him for having “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,” they continued.
“As we navigate our heartbreak we respectfully ask for privacy to allow us room to grieve and honor his memory. Our only comfort comes in the fact that our Luke is finally free and at peace,” the family concluded.
If you or someone you know needs mental health help, text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 to be connected to a certified crisis counselor.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988, text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or go to 988lifeline.org.