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22nd Mar 2019

Country musician, Justin Carter, dies after accidentally shooting himself during a music video

Rebecca O'Keeffe


A truly devastating story.

American country music singer Justin Carter has died after accidentally shooting himself while filming a music video.

The musician was on set when his gun went off by mistake, and discharged through his head and eye.

He was 35-years-old.

Justin’s mother confirmed the devastating news, saying:

“He was a wonderful person, very loving and he loved our God very much.”

“He had a Bible in his room, in the den, he had one in his truck. He gave to charities.”

“He just loved music, he was very gifted and by God, his voice was spectacular.”

She also explained the incident, saying that a gun that was in his pocket “went off and caught my son in the corner of his eye.”

She added:

“He was a wonderful artist, he was the voice, he was the total package and we’re trying to keep his legend alive.”

The sad news was also shared by his management, through social media posts.

“Please keep Justin’s family in your prayers and give them privacy in this hard time.”

“Justin is no longer with us, he has passed away. He will be missed by us all, he was always full of joy, laughter, and loved on so many people in his life.”

“Justin appreciated all of his fans and their support. Justin loved all of you. Thank you for your support.”

Our thoughts are with those who knew Justin.