Lee Brice Responds To The Death Of His ‘Brother’ Kyle Jacobs
When Kellie Pickler’s husband, songwriter Kyle Jacobs died over the weekend (2/17), the country music industry was shocked and saddened. Jacobs was a well-known and successful songwriter, having written songs over the years for Tim McGraw, George Strait, and many more.
Jacobs also frequently collaborated with Lee Brice. Lee reacted to his friend’s death today on Twitter. Brice wrote, along with a photo of himself and Jacobs working together in the studio, “These past few days have truly been some of the hardest of my life. At times, I feel lost and buried under this deep sadness. Other times, I sit and remember all the times with Kyle that bring me comfort and make me smile.”
Lee continued, “He was, without a doubt, one of the best people anyone could ever hope to have in their corner. I am eternally grateful for having him in mine. I’ll keep Kellie, his family, and everyone who was touched by him close to my heart. I’ll miss you til we meet again… I love you, brother.”
Jacobs was found dead in an apparent suicide at the singer’s home in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday (February 17). Metropolitan Nashville Police Department received a 911 call on Friday afternoon, per Variety. Upon arrival, the fire department “located Jacobs, 49, deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in an upstairs bedroom/office.
His death is being investigated as an “apparent suicide.” A statement from law enforcement reads. “Mr. Jacobs’ wife, Kellie Pickler, reported that she awoke a short time earlier, did not see her husband, and began looking for him. After she and her personal assistant were unable to open the door to the upstairs bedroom/office, the assistant telephoned 911.”
Jacobs and Pickler eloped in 2011 after two and a half years of dating.
If you or anyone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources.