Kellie Pickler’s husband celebrated career milestone before apparent suicide

February 18, 2023 |

Kellie Pickler’s late husband, Kyle Jacobs, took to Instagram this week to commemorate the success of country music star Lee Brice’s fifth album, “Hey World,” which he produced.

“Platinum?! SWEEEET!!! An amazing crew of incredibly talented peeps put this one together,” the songwriter captioned the post on Thursday, one day before he died by apparent suicide.

“Deeply honored to be a creative part of it…Thank you Jesus!!!” he added, before tagging people who aided the success of the song.

Metropolitan Nashville Police spokesperson Don Aaron then confirmed to The Post Friday that Jacobs was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot at the home he shared with Pickler. He was 49.

Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs at the 2017 CMA Awards.
Kellie Pickler’s husband, Kyle Jacobs, celebrated a career milestone a day before he died by apparent suicide.

Pickler, 36, reportedly woke up Friday and couldn’t find her husband.

After the “American Idol” alum and an assistant searched her home, they realized that the door upstairs was locked, according to police.

After numerous attempts to try to get in, Pickler and the assistant reportedly called the police, who gained entry and discovered Jacobs’ body inside.

A selfie of Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs smiling.
Jacobs commemorated the success of country music star Lee Brice’s fifth album, “Hey World,” in which he produced and played guitar.

The “Red High Heels” singer has yet to speak out about her husband’s passing. However, several stars have sent their condolences to the family on social media.

“In 2015 Kellie Pickler and Her Husband Kyle Jacobs came on The Real… Kyle was a talented musician and you could see the love they had for each other.. prayers of comfort to Kellie.. Kyle will live on through his music 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾,” tweeted Loni Love on Saturday.

“RIP Kyle Jacobs. Condolences to Kellie Pickler and Kyle’s family and friends. Check on your family and friends. We never know how another may be struggling. #SuicideAwareness,” country singer Stella Parton added on Twitter.

Pickler and Jacobs tied the knot in 2011 and do not share any children.

The couple starred in their own CMT reality show, “I Love Kellie Pickler,” for three seasons from 2015 to 2017.

Jacobs has collaborated with several stars, including Tim McGraw, Randy Travis, Kelly Clarkson, Scott McCreery, and George Strait.

He also helped Garth Brooks write his 2007 No. 1 song “More Than A Memory.”

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988, text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741, or go to 988lifeline.org.

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