Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle has died aged 38, according to a statement on his social media accounts.
“It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father and friend Justin,” said the statement. “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.”
No cause of death has been confirmed.
Earle was the son of Steve Earle and took part of his name from the singer Townes Van Zandt.
Early in his career, he was named new and emerging artist of the year by the Americana Music Association.
Justin Townes Earle’s most recent album, The Saint of Lost Causes, was released last year.
Our thoughts are with Justin’s family and friends at this difficult time. May his music continue to be enjoyed by fans across the globe. A true songwriting talent who will be sorely missed.
Reported By: Jessica Rowe