Kyle Jacobs Apparently Died by Suicide – Nashville Police Confirms

Kyle Jacobs Apparently Died by Suicide

The husband of the American Idol alum was found dead Friday, the Nashville Police Department confirmed in a statement shared with Ghana Plug.

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

The Nashville Police Department confirms in a statement sighted by Ghana Plug that the Department of Emergency Communications was alerted to a home on Friday at 1:21 p.m. local time.

Police and the Nashville Fire Department arrived at the location and 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.

Jacobs, a music producer, has worked with artists including Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson, Darius Rucker and Tim McGraw. He won an Academy of Country Music Award in 2014 for his work as a producer on Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck.”

Jacobs often shared updates on his musical collaborations on Instagram. “One of my favorite things to do as a songwriter is writing songs with beautiful hearts in beautiful places,” he wrote in a 2021 instagram post.

Pickler is best known for her participation in Season 5 “American Idol,” which helped launch her career as a musician and television personality.

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