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Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle had died. Known for his modern roots-driven Americana music, Earle was 38. No further details were given about his death. The news of his death was confirmed o…
Justin Townes Earle
had died. Known for his modern roots-driven Americana music, Earle was 38. No further details were given about his death.
The news of his death was confirmed on his official Instagram account. “It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father and friend Justin,” said the caption that was accompanied by a photo of the musician. “So many of you have relied on his music and lyrics over the years and we hope that his music will continue to guide you on your journeys. You will be missed dearly Justin.
The post also included lyrics from his song “Looking for a Place to Land”: “I’ve crossed oceans/Fought freezing rain and blowing sand/I’ve crossed lines and roads and wondering rivers/Just looking for a place to land.”
Earle was born on January 4, 1982 and was named after songwriter Townes Van Zandt. His father is Grammy-winning folk-rock singer Steve Earle and mother is Carol Ann Hunter. He spoke openly about his struggle with addiction and his experiences with rehab. He eventually won that battle and had a “new found sobriety”, as his
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- RIP and my condolences to his family and loved ones.
- Tragic. RIP.
- Oh god damn it… 😕
- Sorry to hear this. His debut song on Letterman about tempting fate.