Justin Townes Earle dies aged 38

News broke on August 24

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Justin Townes Earle has died aged 38.

A statement alongside a picture of Earle was posted to the musician’s official Facebook page early on August 24. It reads: “It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father and friend Justin.

“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.”

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The post also shared lyrics from Earle’s 2014 track, “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”.

It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father and friend Justin. So many…

Posted by Justin Townes Earle on Sunday, August 23, 2020

The American songwriter, and son of Steve Earle, had released nine albums during his career, with the latest – The Saint Of Lost Causes – released in May 2019.

Earle’s cause of death is not known to the public at the time of writing.

On social media, tributes to Earle were shared by his contemporaries and fans, including Stephen King, Margo Price, Robyn Hitchcock, Jason Isbell, Courtney Marie Andrews and Drive-By Truckers.

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