Singer Justin Townes Earle dead at 38 as family suffers 'tremendous sadness'

SINGER-SONGWRITER Justin Townes Earle, who was the son of folk-rock musician Steve Earle, has died at the age of 38.

News of his passing and his family’s “tremendous sadness” was posted to his official social media on Sunday.

The statement confirming Justin's death read: “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. You will be missed dearly Justin.”

The cause of death was not shared.

Justin is survived by his wife Jenn Marie and their 3-year-old daughter Etta St. James.

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