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Kyle Jacobs, songwriter and husband of country singer Kellie Pickler, dead at 49

Kyle Jacobs
Source: The Independent

According to reports from the police, composer and musician Kyle Jacobs, who was also the spouse of country music artist Kellie Pickler, passed away on Friday at the age of 49. According to the authorities, a suicide investigation is being conducted into his passing.

At around 1:21 in the afternoon, police were dispatched to the residence of the couple after receiving a report about the incident from Pickler’s assistant.

The Metro Nashville Police Department stated in a statement that Jacobs was discovered by law enforcement and fire department employees with “an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound” in an upstairs room in the Nashville house he shared with Pickler.

Kyle Jacobs death: American Idol alum Kellie Pickler's husband dies by apparent suicide, aged 49 | The Independent

Source: The Independent

Pickler told the authorities that when she woke up earlier that day on the same day, she looked for Jacobs but could not find him. She started looking for him, but she and a personal assistant were unable to enter the door to a room on the second floor, so the assistant she was working with phoned the police. 2011 marked the year of Jacobs and Pickler’s wedding.

Pickler gained prominence as a participant on the fifth season of American Idol, when she came in sixth place. Pickler was born in North Carolina and spent her childhood there. According to the information that can be found on Kellie Pickler’s website, she went on to release a total of four studio albums after that. The third of these albums, which was released in 2011, was ranked as the best country album of the year by Rolling Stone and was included on the “Best of 2012” list compiled by the Washington Post.

According to his Spotify profile, Jacobs was a songwriter who collaborated with country singers such as his wife, Lee Brice, Eli Young Band, and Raleigh Keegan. Other artists with whom he worked include Raleigh Keegan. Recently, he had posted a celebratory photo to Instagram in order to acknowledge the success of a song that he had co-written with Lee Brice. From 2015 through 2017, the married pair shared intimate details of their relationship in the docudrama series “I Love Kellie Pickler” on CMT.

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