Songwriter, Kyle Jacobs has been reported dead by the Nashville Police on Friday, February 17. The 49-year-old Kylie Jacob, husband of “American Idol” star Kellie Pickler was found dead in his Nashville, Tennessee home. It is believed to have been a suicidal death after the police got the emergency call at 1:21 p.m.
His wife, Pickler told police that she had woken up and searched for her husband to no avail. Seeing that she was unable to find him and could not access the bedroom/office upstairs, her assistant contacted 911. Upon arrival at the scene, the police had found the songwriter “deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” they said in the statement.
Kyle Jacobs, however, had celebrated a career win, the previous day. He announced on social media, sharing the photo of Lee Brice’s Hey World as certified platinum with 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!!!” he captioned the special moment.
Kyle Jacobs is said to have relocated from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Nashville in 2000 and had penned Garth Brooks’ 2007 hit “More Than A Memory’ and Tim McGraw’s “Still.”
He has also worked with other well-known artists like Kelly Clarkson, Randy Travis, Scott McCreery, Josh Kelley, and Clay Walker.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.