Justin Townes Earle Death ruled an accidental overdose

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A report from the Tennessee Department of Health revealed on Tuesday that revered singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle died in August of accidental “combined acute drug toxicity”.

Earle’s family also announced the results of the singer’s autopsy report along with a call to help those struggling with addictions. “Besides alcohol and cocaine, the autopsy report revealed traces of fentanyl indicating that the use of cocaine containing fentanyl resulted in an overdose,” the field wrote.

“Even though Justin has been very outspoken and concerned about the opioid epidemic and the dangers of ‘legal’ drugs fed by pharmaceutical companies, he was the victim of a lethal dose of fentanyl,” the field added. “The illicit drugs associated with fentanyl cause a huge increase in overdoses, making cocaine use an even more deadly habit. It only takes a few granules of fentanyl the size of a salt to cause an overdose. ”

Next month Earle’s father Steve Earle will release a cover album of his son’s music titled JT, with all proceeds donated to a trust for Justin’s daughter.

“I loved Justin Townes Earle more than anything else on this earth,” Steve Earle said last month. “That being said, I made this record like every other record I’ve ever made. . . for me. It was the only way I knew to say goodbye.

Justin Townes Earle struggled with drug addiction since he was a child. “The effects of continuous and long-term alcohol consumption are fatal,” the statement continued. “Drug addiction is a disease and there are many ways and treatments to become and stay drug and alcohol free. If you or someone you love suffers from drug addiction, know that you are not alone and ask for help. Do not lose hope. ”

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