Nashville police have confirmed the passing of Kyle Jacobs, a producer and songwriter for country music who co-starred in a CMT documentary series with his wife, the singer Kellie Pickler. He was 49.
Details about Kyle Jacobs, a songwriter and Kellie Pickler’s husband, died at the age of 49
Authorities say that Jacobs appeared to have committed suicide on Friday in their Nashville home.
Pickler’s reps have been contacted by CNN for comment.
The Nashville Department of Emergency Communications reports that a 911 call was made on Friday at 1:21 pm local time. Police and members of the Nashville Fire Department arrived at Pickler and Jacobs’ residence on Sneed Road.
According to a police statement, Pickler informed officers that when she first woke up, she did not see her spouse and immediately started hunting for him. The allegation also said that when she and a personal assistant were unable to unlock the door to the upstairs bedroom/office, the assistant dialled 911.
Producer Jacobs has collaborated with musicians like Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson, Darius Rucker, Garth Brooks, and Kelly Clarkson. He was the producer of Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck,” which earned an Academy of Country Music Award in 2014.
On Instagram, Jacobs frequently posted updates on his musical collaborations.
In a post from 2021, he said, “Writing songs with lovely hearts in beautiful places is one of my favourite things to do as a songwriter.”
Pickler gained notoriety as a result of her participation in Season 5 of “American Idol,” which paved the way for her future as a performer and television host.
The documentary comedy series “I Love Kellie Pickler,” which launched in 2015 and proved to be a ratings success for CMT, starred Jacobs and Pickler. There were three seasons of it.
The CMT network issued the following statement on its official Twitter account: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Kellie Pickler and the rest of the Jacobs family.”
In a 2015 interview regarding their reality programme, Jacobs stated that although he was more accustomed to working with his wife off camera rather than in front of the camera, he was at peace doing so.
Jacobs declared, “I’m just going to be me and be with my wife and just be us.”
We’ve recently established such a foundation of love and trust, he continued.
Whatever employment is, if it ever interferes with our marriage, it interferes. Our marriage is most important.