Kellie Pickler (R) and Kyle Jacobs attend the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in 2017. Jacobs died of suspected suicide on Friday. He was 49. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI |
Feb. 18 (UPI) --
Songwriter Kyle Jacobs, the husband of country music star
, has died at home of an apparent suicide, according to the Nashville Police Department.
Jacobs was dead when police and rescue workers arrived on the scene after Pickler called for help Friday afternoon because she couldn't find her husband and saw one room was locked.
"His death is being investigated as an apparent suicide," the police department said in a statement.
that Jacobs shot himself in an upstairs bedroom/office inside the couple's home.
The CMA and ACM award-winning Minneapolis native wrote
' song "More Than a Memory" and
's "Still." He has also collaborated with
, Scott McCreery,
posted his final Instagram message
two days ago.
It was a photo of musician Lee Brice and announced that
"Hey World," had been certified platinum, meaning it sold 1 million copies.
"Platinum?! SWEEEET!!! An amazing crew of incredibly talented peeps put this one together...Deeply honored to be a creative part of it...Thank you
!!! @leebrice @curbwordmusicpub @curbrecords #countrymusic," Jacobs wrote.
Jacobs and Pickler, 36, have been married since 2011. The couple, who starred in three seasons of the reality show,
I Love Kellie Pickler
, did not have any children.
Pickler competed on
Dancing with the Stars
, and now hosts SiriusXM's weekday radio show,
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Actress Raquel Welch arrives at the premiere of "How to Be a Latin Lover" in 2017. The
, known for her roles in "Fantastic Voyage," "Three Musketeers," "Bedazzled" and more, died at the age of 82 on February 15. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI |