Songwriter Kyle Jacobs, Husband of Kellie Pickler, Dead at 49 in Apparent Suicide

Country singer Kellie Pickler and her songwriter husband Kyle Jacobs are in mourning after Jacobs was found dead in the couple’s Nashville home on Tuesday. He was 49.

According to a statement from the Nashville Police Department, officers responded to a call of a possible suicide at the home. Upon arriving, they found Jacobs dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Jacobs was an acclaimed songwriter who wrote hits for artists like Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, and Tim McGraw. He was also a producer and guitarist who had been married to Pickler since 2011.

“We are heartbroken to confirm that Kyle Jacobs passed away yesterday,” Pickler’s representative said in a statement. “He was the love of Kellie’s life, and we are devastated to see him go. We ask for privacy at this time as Kellie and her family cope with this tragic loss.”

The couple had recently been featured on the Fox News show “Love and Country” where they discussed their marriage and raising their two children.

Friends and fans of the couple have been expressing their condolences on social media.

“My heart is broken for you and your family,” wrote country singer RaeLynn. “I’m praying for you, Kellie.”

Jacobs is survived by Pickler and their two children.