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Justin Townes Earle died from an accidental overdose, autopsy report confirms

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Musician Justin Townes Earle’s cause of death has been confirmed as an accidental overdose.The late singer, who died three months ago, had traces of fentanyl in his system, as well as cocaine and alcohol. It was previously speculated that Earle died fr…

Musician Justin Townes Earle's cause of death has been confirmed as an accidental overdose.

The late singer, who died three months ago, had traces of fentanyl in his system, as well as cocaine and alcohol. It was previously speculated that Earle died from an overdose due to his past openness on his battle with addiction.

"Even though Justin was very outspoken and concerned about the opioid epidemic and the dangers of the 'legal' drugs fed by the pharmaceutical companies, he became the victim of a deadly dose of fentanyl," a statement from his team read.

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"Although legal, and available nearly everywhere, alcohol is a psychoactive, neurotoxic addictive narcotic. The effects of continual, long term alcohol intake is deadly.

"Addiction is a disease and there are many avenues and treatments to become and stay free from alcohol and drug usage. If you or a loved one are struggling with substance addiction please know that you're not alone and reach out for help. Don't lose hope. With love and health, Team JTE."

Steve Earle and Justin Townes Earle in 2017.

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On August 23, Earle's family confirmed the news of his death in a social media statement.

"It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father and friend Justin," the family wrote. "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."

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The late singer is survived by his wife Jenn Marie and daughter Etta St. James.

If you, or someone you know would like to talk to someone confidentially about addiction, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit Reach Out. In an emergency, call 000.

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