Kellie Pickler’s Husband, Kyle Jacobs, Dies By Suicide At 49 – A Day After Celebrating Career Achievement
On Friday, former American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler‘s husband of 13 years, Kyle Jacobs, died by suicide.
He was 49, and had shot himself in the house.
At 1:21 p.m., the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department received a call from a home on Sneed Road, and upon arriving at the scene, found Jacobs dead in an upstairs room.
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“Mr. Jacobs’ wife, Kellie Pickler, reported that she awoke a short time earlier, did not see her husband and began looking for him,” read a statement from MNPD. “After she and her personal assistant were unable to open the door to the upstairs bedroom/office, the assistant telephoned 911.”
The day before, Jacobs, who is a songwriter himself and has worked with big names like Kelly Clarkson and Tim McGraw, celebrated country singer Lee Brice’s fifth studio album Hey World going platinum — a project that he had contributed to as a composer and producer.
Pickler and Jacobs co-starred on the I Love Kellie Pickler show for three seasons.
After placing sixth in the fifth season of the singing competition American Idol, Pickler went on to have a successful country singing career, her third album 100 Proof recognized as the No. 1 country music album by Rolling Stone in 2012.
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