Singer Justin Townes Earle Dies At 38-Years-Old

Written by on August 23, 2020

Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle has died, an announcement posted to the 38-year-old’s official Fb web page confirmed, Sunday evening.

Justin Townes Earle, DeathGary Miller / Getty Pictures

“It’s with great unhappiness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father and good friend Justin,” the assertion on Fb and Instagram reads. “So a lot of you may have relied on his music and lyrics through the years and we hope that his music will proceed to information you in your journeys. You can be missed dearly Justin.”

The social media publish concludes with lyrics from Earle’s track “Wanting For a Place to Land,” which learn, “I’ve crossed oceans/Fought freezing rain and blowing sand/I’ve crossed strains and roads and questioning rivers/Simply on the lookout for a spot to land” 

Earle, son of Steve Earle, has been an lively musician since a teen. He performed in his father’s touring band, the Dukes, however was let go whereas battling a drug habit. Earle has been open about his historical past of drug abuse, saying that he survived 5 heroin overdoses by the point he was 21. Lately, nonetheless, he says he has maintained sobriety. 

“It seems that Justin Townes Earle has died. I hope it is a hoax however worry it isn’t. What a loss,” Stephen King wrote on Twitter, Sunday evening.

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