Kellie Pickler’s Husband Dead After Apparent Suicide

The husband of the American Idol alum was found dead Friday, the Nashville Police Department confirmed

PEOPLE – Kellie Pickler’s husband Kyle Jacobs has died in what authorities believe is a suicide. He was 49.

The Nashville Police Department was alerted to a home on Friday at 1:21 p.m. local time.

Police found the songwriter “deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” they said in the statement.

“His death is being investigated as an apparent suicide.”

The Dancing with the Stars alum, 36, told authorities that she woke up shortly before but couldn’t find Jacobs. She and her personal assistant called the police after they couldn’t open the door to a room in the house, according to the statement.

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In his final Instagram post shared the day before his death, Jacobs celebrated a career win and shared a photo that announced Lee Brice’s Hey World becoming certified platinum.

“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!!!” he captioned the special moment.

He notably penned Garth Brooks’ 2007 hit “More Than A Memory and Tim McGraw’s “Still.”

He has also worked with well-known artists like Kelly Clarkson, Randy Travis, Scott McCreery, Josh Kelley, and Clay Walker.

Pickler and Jacobs wed in a surprise ceremony on Jan. 1, 2011 … READ MORE. 

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