The news of Justin Townes Earle's passing was revealed via his official Facebook page last night (23 August). The post 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. You will be missed dearly Justin."

Justin Townes Earle's cause of death is yet to be revealed.

The musician and son of Steve Earle was named after Townes Van Zandt. His most recent album, The Saint of Lost Causes, was released last year.

Musicians including Samantha Crain and Margo Price have paid tribute to the late singer/songwriter on socials.