Such an awful, shocking end…
Kellie Pickler‘s husband died on Friday by what authorities believe at this time to be suicide, according to a statement by the Nashville Police Department.
The police and fire department were called to the couple’s Nashville home at 1:21 p.m. local time, where they found a body which they identified as Kyle Jacobs. The American Idol alum told the cops she woke up in the late morning/early afternoon and couldn’t find Kyle anywhere in the house. She and her personal assistant searched all over — until they found a room they couldn’t get open, the “the upstairs bedroom/office”. That’s when the assistant called 911.
The Nashville PD opened the door and found Kyle “deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.” They confirmed:
“His death is being investigated as an apparent suicide.”
Kellie and Kyle were married on New Year’s Day back in 2011 — making them husband and wife for over 12 years. They did not share any children.
Kyle was a successful country songwriter and producer, known for Garth Brooks‘ More Than A Memory, Tim McGraw‘s Still, and multiple hits for Lee Brice. He was apparently working on a new project for Brice before his tragic death.
So sad and incomprehensible… RIP, Kyle…
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, help is available. Consider contacting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988, by calling, texting, or chatting, or go to 988lifeline.org.
[Image via C.Smith/WENN/Kyle Jacobs/Instagram.]