Kellie Pickler’s husband, Kyle Jacobs, has died. The 49-year-old songwriter was found dead at the couple’s home in Nashville, Tenn., on February 17th Friday. The couple have been married for over 10 years and once starred in a reality television show called I Love Kellie Pickler on CMT. The show lasted three seasons.Per Variety, Jacobs died by suicide.
Metro Nashville Police tell Variety and TMZ that Jacobs died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was found in an upstairs bedroom at the couple’s home in Nashville.
“Mr. Jacobs’ wife, Kellie Pickler, reported that she awoke a short time earlier, did not see her husband, and began looking for him,” the police statement continues. “After she and her personal assistant were unable to open the door to the upstairs bedroom/office, the assistant telephoned 911.”
Jacobs’ death is being investigated as an apparent suicide.