His publicist, Clif Doyal, told The Oklahoman that country singer Jake Flint died just a few hours after his wedding on Saturday.
He was 37 years old.
Doyal told The Oklahoman that Flint died in his sleep after the wedding. The Official Cause of Death Hasn’t Been Released Yet.
Flint’s wife, Brenda Flint, posted a video of the couple dancing and having fun at their wedding on Facebook on Monday.
Brenda Flint wrote “I Don’t Get It” as the caption for the video.
Brenda Flint wrote on Facebook on Tuesday, “We should be looking at wedding photos, but instead I have to choose clothes for my husband’s funeral.”
She also said, “People aren’t meant to feel this much pain.” “My heart is broken, and I need him to come back so badly. I can’t stand it any longer. I want him to come.”
Doyal told The Oklahoman, “He was not only a client but also a close friend and a really nice guy.” “From what people said about him on social media, it’s clear that everyone loved him. I think it was mostly because he liked people and had a great sense of humor. Everyone liked him because he made them laugh and feel welcome.”
Doyal also stated in a statement released to E! News on Wednesday that Flint was “a successful songwriter, recording artist, and in-demand live performer throughout the Midwest and Southwestern United States.”
Doyal continued: “As a sign of how kind and caring he was, he was also always there for his fellow artists and willing to help anyone who needed it. Many people liked him because of his friendly smile and sense of humor. I think that, along with his music, will be his lasting legacy.”
Media asked Doyal for a comment, but he didn’t answer right away.
Flint’s family later said that he lived his life “To The Fullest” in a statement.
“This terrible loss has broken our hearts. Jacob was a much-loved son, brother, uncle, and husband to Brenda. His songs showed that he cared about his family, and his friends, and living life to the fullest. Everyone who knew him has a story about how funny, charming, talented, or caring he was “In a statement sent to Media, his family said this.
“We are so thankful for all of the support and the beautiful words that have been said about how Jacob changed so many people’s lives. Even though we’re sad about what could have been, we’re glad that his songs keep his talent and love alive.”
Brenda Cline, who used to be Flint’s manager, also wrote about his death on Facebook on Sunday, saying, “I Loved Him a Lot Like a Son.”
“The funniest, most hilarious, hardworking, and dedicated artist I’ve ever worked with. After he and Brenda got married, which was yesterday, we were about to start a business together” Cline wrote.
Media asked Brenda Cline for a comment, but she didn’t answer right away.
Flint grew up in an “Oilfield Boom Town” in Oklahoma before moving to Tulsa, according to his official Spotify page, which has 668 followers as of this writing.
It states “’90s grunge rock and whatever else he heard” from his elder sister’s room influenced him along with folk music and Texas singer-songwriters like Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt.
Flint started playing music when his father was diagnosed with ALS, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, which made him unable to “physically provide for his son.”
Flint’s Spotify page says that his father asked two of his best friends to teach him how to play the guitar. Jake wrote about everything he saw and did in his life.
Before he died, Flint put out two studio albums: “I’m Not Okay” in 2016 and “Jake Flint” in 2020. He also put out two live albums: “Live and Not OK at Cain’s Ballroom” in 2018 and “Live and Socially Distanced at Mercury Lounge” in 2021.
According to The Oklahoman, he had three singles on the Texas Regional Radio Report and was honored at local events like the We Are Tulsa Music Awards, where he was named breakout artist of the year for 2019.
Mike McClure, who helped Flint make his first album and is in the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, said that the late singer loved music and had a kind heart.
McClure told The Oklahoman, “Man if you needed something, he was there.” “He was just an all-around good guy. He worked on his own music and also tried to help other artists who hadn’t really recorded yet.
Flint was in the middle of a multi-state tour that was going to continue after his wedding. He was going to play local hits like “Cowtown,” “Long Road Back Home,” and “What’s Your Name,” all of which came out in 2017, 2018, and 2020, respectively.
Flint’s family also set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for his funeral. On December 5, there will be a memorial service in Claremore, Oklahoma.