Kyle Jacobs, the husband of country music star Kellie Pickler and a songwriter, has passed away from what appears to be suicide. He was 49.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department issued a statement stating that Kyle Jacobs, aged 49, was discovered dead in the couple’s Nashville home on Friday, and authorities are investigating the incident as a possible suicide. Kellie Pickler, aged 36, apparently woke up before the incident and contacted 911 with her assistant when they couldn’t open the upstairs bedroom’s door. At 1:21 pm, the Department of Emergency Communications in Nashville received the 911 call.
On the day before his passing, Kyle Jacobs posted his last update on Instagram, where he shared his excitement over a career accomplishment and posted a picture announcing that Lee Brice’s Hey World had been certified platinum.
He wrote in the caption, “Platinum?! SWEEEET!!! An amazing crew of incredibly talented peeps put this one together…Deeply honored to be a creative part of it…Thank you Jesus!!!”
Kellie Pickler and her late husband Kyle Jacobs shared a deep connection that spanned over a decade. Their bond was forged through a mutual love for music, and they spent their time together making memories. Read on to know about their relationship and more details.
A Look Into Kellie And Kyle’s Relationship
Kellie Pickler, a former contestant on “American Idol,” was introduced to Kyle Jacobs by a mutual friend in the mid-2000s. During an appearance on Us Weekly’s “Newlywed Game” in December 2015, both Pickler and Jacobs recounted how they met, with Jacobs using the line, “Hi, I’m Kyle. I’m a songwriter.”
During their appearance on Us Weekly’s “Newlywed Game,” Kellie expressed her fondness for Kyle, saying that she was “crazy about” him, and he felt the same way about her. She couldn’t imagine being with anyone else. In June 2010, it was confirmed by Us that Kyle, who co-wrote “More Than a Memory,” proposed to Kellie after being in a relationship for over two years.
Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs got engaged in July 2010 and planned to have a big wedding in Nashville. However, they changed their minds at the last minute and decided to have a low-key ceremony on New Year’s Day in 2011. They jetted off to Antigua to exchange their vows in an intimate setting.
In 2011, Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs tied the knot and later appeared together on the reality TV show “I Love Kellie Pickler” for three seasons, which debuted in 2015.
Who Was Kyle Jacobs, Kellie Pickler’s Husband?
Born on June 26, 1973, Kyle Christopher Jacobs was a multi-talented American songwriter, guitarist, and pianist. He worked as a staff writer for Curb Music for two decades, starting in 2003. Jacobs was known for his ability to create music on both the guitar and the piano. He originally hailed from Bloomington, Minnesota. Tragically, Kyle passed away on February 17, 2023, leaving behind a rich legacy of musical contributions.