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Kellie Pickler Reflects on Husband’s Wisdom: “One of the Profound Lessons He Imparted Was During Crisis, When Unsure, Opt for Stillness.”
Exactly half a year following the passing of Kellie Pickler’s husband, she has released her first statement addressing the loss.
“One of the most profound lessons my husband taught me was that during moments of crisis, when uncertainty prevails, it’s okay to ‘do nothing, just be still,'” Pickler shared with People. “I’ve chosen to honor his counsel.”
Her husband, Kyle Jacobs, a songwriter and producer, died by suicide in their home on February 17 at the age of 49. According to Metro Nashville Police Department Spokesperson Don Aaron, Pickler discovered her husband was missing upon waking up, and after being unable to access an upstairs room, she called 911.
Since February, Pickler had maintained her silence about the loss, but she expressed gratitude for the support she received from family, friends, and well-wishers. “Your countless letters, calls, and messages have deeply touched my heart and are guiding me through this darkest phase of my life,” she acknowledged. “As many of you have conveyed, I hold you all in my prayers.”
Toxicology results revealed that Jacobs had no drugs in his system at the time of his passing. However, his medical history showed pseudoseizures, gastrointestinal bleeding, elevated liver enzymes, and chronic alcohol use.
In tribute to Jacobs, Pickler disclosed plans for a private memorial service in the upcoming fall, aligned with his expressed wishes. The statement concluded with “Love & Blessings, Kellie.”
A respected figure in the Nashville music scene, Jacobs co-wrote notable songs such as Garth Brooks’ “More Than A Memory,” which debuted at No. 1, and produced chart-toppers for Lee Brice, including “Hard To Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” “Drinking Class,” and “Rumor.”
The couple’s journey began in 2008, and they got engaged on June 15, 2010, followed by a surprise wedding on January 1, 2011.