What Happened Days Before The Tragedy

This week, Kyle Jacobs—Kelly Pickler’s late husband—used Instagram to celebrate the success of Lee Brice’s fifth album, “Hello World,” which he produced.

“Platinum?! SWEEEET!!! One day before he died by apparent suicide on Thursday, the songwriter captioned the post, “An awesome group of really brilliant peeps put this one together.”

“Deeply honored to be a part of it creatively…

He said, “Thank you Jesus!!!” before identifying everyone who contributed to the song’s popularity.

Don Aaron, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Nashville Police, later confirmed to The Washington Post on Friday that Jacobs was discovered dead from a self-inflicted gunshot in the house he lived with Pickler. He was 49.

Pickler, 36, apparently couldn’t find her husband when she woke up on Friday.

Pickler and the assistant allegedly made multiple efforts to enter before calling the police, who eventually obtained admission and found Jacobs’ death inside.

Lee Brice, a popular country music performer, celebrated the success of his fifth album, “Hello World,” which he produced and played guitar on.

The singer of “Red High Heels” has not yet commented on the demise of her husband. Yet, a number of celebrities have expressed their sympathies to the family on social media.

“In 2015, Kyle Jacobs, Kellie Pickler’s husband, appeared on The Real… Prayers of consolation to Kellie. Kyle was a gifted musician, and you could feel the love they had for one another. Kyle will continue to be remembered through his songs, Loni Love tweeted on Saturday.

Kyle Jacobs, RIP. We send our condolences to Kyle and Kellie Pickler’s family. Check on your loved ones and acquaintances. We can never be sure how someone else is faring. Country singer Stella Parton added the hashtag #SuicideAwareness to her tweet.

Pickler and Jacobs wed in 2011; they don’t have any kids together.

From 2015 to 2017, the couple appeared in three seasons of their own CMT reality series, “I Love Kellie Pickler.”

Many celebrities, including Tim McGraw, Randy Travis, Kelly Clarkson, Scott McCreery, and George Strait, have worked with Jacobs.

He also contributed to the creation of Garth Brooks’ 2007 No. 1 hit, “More Than A Memory.”