West News Wire: Kyle Jacobs, the husband of singer Kellie Pickler, died at the age of 49, apparently by suicide, according to a statement from the Nashville Police Department.

Nashville’s Department of Emergency Communications received a 911 call from a residence on Sneed Road at 1:21 p.m. on Friday.

Officers and Nashville Fire Department employees responded and discovered Kyle Jacobs, 49, dead in an upstairs bedroom/office from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a statement from the Nashville Police Department.

The statement reads, “His death is being examined as an apparent suicide.”

Pickler “said that she awoke a short time earlier, did not see her spouse, and began hunting for him,” the Nashville Police Department stated in a statement.

Pickler’s personal assistant called 911 when she and Pickler were unable to open the door to the upstairs bedroom/office.

Jacobs is known for his music and songwriting. He was a co-writer on Garth Brooks’ song, “More Than a Memory,” and he was also a co-songwriter on Kimberley Locke’s single, “8th World Wonder.”

He also worked on songs that were recorded by Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson and Scotty McCreery.

In his last Instagram post shared Thursday, Jacobs shared that Lee Brice’s album, “Hey World,” which he worked on as a producer, became certified platinum.

“Platinum?! SWEEET!!! An amazing crew of incredibly talented peeps put this one together.. Deeply honored to be a creative part of it,” he wrote in the caption. “Thank you Jesus!!!”

In 2010, Jacobs and Pickler got engaged. They tied the knot the following year.

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