Scene News: Justin Townes Earle dies aged 38

Justin Townes Earle was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He was a son of alternative country artist Steve Earle and was named after Townes Van Zandt.

The news was confirmed on his Facebook page on Sunday night (US time).

“It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father and friend Justin,” the post read. “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 Townes Earle at the Forum, 2011. Photo by Mary Boukouvalas.

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