Country singer Jake Flint dies hours after wedding: ‘My heart is gone’
Country music singer Jake Flint died just hours after his wedding on Saturday. He was 37 years old.
“With broken hearts and in deep sorrow, I must announce that Jake Flint has tragically passed away,” his manager, Brenda Cline, wrote on social media Sunday night.
“I have tried several times today to post a message, but you cannot comment on what you cannot process,” added Cline, who did not reveal the performer and author’s cause of death. -composer of Red Dirt.
According to an article in The Oklahoman, Jake died Saturday night in his sleep.
Flint’s widow, Brenda Flint, posted a video apparently taken at their wedding on Saturday, Tulsa news radio station KRMG reported, which showed the singer dancing outside and hugging and kissing his new bride while that a photographer captured the playful and tender moments. The video was captioned simply, “I don’t understand.”
In a heartbreaking follow-up post on Tuesday, Brenda Flint shared the pain she was feeling.
“We should be looking at wedding photos, but instead I have to choose clothes to bury my husband in. People aren’t supposed to feel this much pain,” she wrote. “My heart is gone and I really need it back. I can’t take it anymore. I need him here.
His manager added that he was set to continue his career, apparently alluding to Friday, December 2, when Jake was due to begin a series of shows in Oklahoma and Arkansas that would have run through May 2023.
“I loved him like a son. The funniest, most hilarious, hardworking and dedicated artist I have ever worked with in my career,” Cline continued in his tribute. “We were on the point of us going into business together after he and Brenda got married – which was yesterday. Yes, yesterday.
Jake, a Tulsa native, was born in 1985 and grew up in Holdenville and lived in Mounds, according to his website.
He was known for his hit songs such as “Hurry Up and Wait”, “Long Road Back Home”, “What’s Your Name?” and “Cowtown”.
“Jake has a million friends and I don’t know how everyone is going to cope with this tragic loss. We need prayers – it’s all so surreal,” his manager Cline continued in his statement. please, please pray for his new wife Brenda, Jake’s precious mother, his sister and the rest of his family and friends.”
Cline added: “It’s going to be incredibly difficult for so many people. We love you Jake and in our hearts forever.
Jake’s publicist, Clif Doyal, told The Oklahoman he was “an ambassador for Oklahoma Red Dirt music,” a genre of country music that takes its name from the soil of the Sooner State.
Jake’s fans sent their love and condolences to his family, writing words of comfort in the comments to Cline’s statement.
“Life can be so unbearably cruel! I’m so sorry Brenda for you, his wife, family and friends! Healing hugs and comforting prayers,” one follower wrote, while another added, “Oh no this is such a great loss. I am really sorry.”
“Jake was a great musician, friend and person. I was lucky enough to know him and call him a friend. My thoughts and prayers to Jake’s wife and family. Jake and Billy are going to write and perform together again in heaven. Fly high Jake…. until we meet again,” one person solemnly wrote.
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