Kyle Jacobs, a songwriter and the husband of the singer Kellie Pickler was found dead by suicide, according to an autopsy report, reports say.
According to the report, Jacobs, who passed away on February 17 at the age of 49, had no narcotics in his system at the time of death. However, he had a past that included “pseudoseizures, gastrointestinal bleeding, elevated liver enzymes, and chronic alcohol use.”
PNES, or pseudoseizures, are “attacks that may resemble epileptic seizures but are not epileptic and are instead caused by psychological factors,” according to Epilepsy.com.
Taste of Country was the first to report the news.
In a statement given in February, the Nashville Police Department verified that around 1:21 p.m. local time that day, a residence had received a Department of Emergency Communications alert.
When police and the Nashville Fire Department arrived, they discovered the songwriter had passed away, according to the statement they released at the time. “His apparent suicide death is being investigated.”
The 36-year-old presenter of SiriusXM’s The Highway and a country musician claimed to have woken up just before Jacobs but was unable to locate him. According to the statement, she and her personal assistant attempted to enter a house room but were unable to do so and phoned the police.
According to Music City Hitmakers, Jacobs moved from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Nashville in 2000.
Notable songs he wrote include Tim McGraw’s “Still” and Garth Brooks’ 2007 smash “More Than Memory.”
Along with these well-known performers, Jacobs also collaborated with Clay Walker, Josh Kelley, Scotty McCreery, Kelly Clarkson, Randy Travis, and others.
Jacobs received nominations for a Grammy Award, a CMA Award, and an ACM Award throughout his career.
On June 15, 2010, after having been dating since 2008, Jacobs proposed to the couple when they were on a Florida beach.
“It was the most spiritual time of my life,” American Idol veteran Pickler commented on the proposal. “If a preacher had been passing by that night, ‘We would have married!’”
Please call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 and text “STRENGTH” if you or someone you know is contemplating suicide.