Sad news this morning as it has been announced that musician Justin Townes Earle has died. He was 38.

Earle was the eldest son of country-rock musician Steve Earle and suffered with addiction problems from an early age, previously stating that he had began using drugs from the age of 12. He had survived five heroin overdoses by the age of 21, and had been in rehab multiple times over the years, most recently relapsing in 2016. However, the cause of his death is not yet known.

He is survived by his wife Jenn Marie, and his three-year-old daughter, Etta.

Tributes to Earle have been pouring in from many sources across the celebrity world, including author Stephen King. You can see a selection of them below.

R.I.P.

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