According to reports, Kyle Jacobs, the husband of songwriter and performer Kellie Pickler, has died. He was 49.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department told The Hollywood Reporter on Friday that Jacobs’ death was being investigated as a possible suicide.
According to authorities, a 911 call led to the discovery of Jacobs’ body in the couple’s Nashville home, where it had been for some time. “Mr. Jacobs’ wife, Kellie Pickler, stated she awoke a short time earlier, did not see her husband, and began seeking him,” according to the statement.
“Mr. Jacobs’ wife said that she awoke a short time earlier, did not see her husband, and began looking for him.”
“She and her assistant could not unlock the door to the upstairs bedroom/office, so the assistant contacted 911.”
Jacobs and Pickler began dating after being met by mutual acquaintances a few years ago, and they married in 2011. The duo was also featured in CMT’s reality show I Love Kellie Pickler, which ran for three seasons from 2015 to 2017. The show aired from 2015 to 2017.
Jacobs is credited with co-writing several popular songs, including Garth Brooks’ “More Than a Memory,” which topped the charts in 2007, “Still” by Tim McGraw, and “Dust” by Eli Young Band.
Jacobs was responsible for several of Lee Brice’s most successful singles throughout his career, including “I Drive Your Car,” “Rumor,” “Hard to Love,” and “Drinking Class.”
Trace Adkins, Jo Dee Messina, Craig Morgan, and Scotty McCreery are just some artists who recorded his songs.
Pickler was one of the contestants on the fifth season of American Idol, where she finished sixth. Small Town Girl was the title of her debut studio album, released in 2006.
She later had a top 10 hit on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart with the song “Best Days of Your Life,” taken from her 2008 album. This is according to Billboard. The Lady I am, the singer’s most recent studio album, was released in 2013.
The Nashville Police Department says in a statement that the Department of Emergency Communications was alerted to a home on Friday at 1:21 p.m. local time.
According to a statement published by the police and fire departments, the composer was discovered “dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound” when police and the Nashville Fire Department arrived.
Authorities are investigating the possibility that he committed suicide.