Country singer-songwriter Jake Flint has died, Fox News Digital has confirmed. He was 37 years old.
Flint, a rising star, died Saturday, just hours after marrying his fiancee, his longtime publicist Clif Doyal confirmed to The Oklahoman.
Flint’s cause of death has not been determined.
“He wasn’t just a customer, he was a dear friend and just a super nice guy,” Doyal told the media. “As you can see from the outpouring on social media, he was loved by everyone.
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“I think a lot of it was just that he was a person and he had an amazing sense of humor. He made everyone laugh and made everyone feel welcome. He was an ambassador for Oklahoma Red Dirt music.”
On Tuesday, Flint’s widow, Brenda Flint, shared a heartbreaking post on Facebook.
“We should be looking at the wedding photos, but I have to pick clothes to bury my husband in,” she wrote. “People aren’t meant to feel this much pain. My heart is gone and I really need him back. I can’t take much more. I need him here.”
Musician Mike Hosty, who played at the wedding, recalled that Flint had “a big heart.”
“He was a singer-songwriter through and through and just a big personality. A big heart and [he’d] bend over backwards to do anything for you,” Hosty shared with The Oklahoman. “When any musician asks you to play at their wedding, it’s one of those big days … and it’s always an honor.”
Flint’s former manager and friend Brenda Cline also paid tribute to the late singer, noting that she “loved him like a son”.
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“It is with a broken heart and deep sorrow that I must announce that Jake Flint has tragically passed away,” she wrote on Facebook alongside a photo of the two. “I’ve tried several times today to post, but you can’t comment on what you can’t process. The photo below is when Jake and I excitedly signed our artist management contract.
“This was the beginning of a wonderful friendship and partnership,” she shared. “Jake was even more than that to me, I loved him very much like a son. The funniest, most hilarious, hardest working and most dedicated artist I have ever worked with in my career. We were about to go into business together after he and Brenda got married – which was yesterday. Yes – yesterday. Jake has a million friends and I’m not sure how everyone will handle this tragic loss.
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“We need prayers – it’s all so surreal. Please pray for his new wife Brenda, Jake’s precious mother, his sister and the rest of his family and friends. It will be incredibly difficult for many. We love you Jake and in our hearts forever.”
Flint has released four studio albums in his career, starting with his 2016 album “I’m Not OK”. He was also named Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2018 We Are Tulsa Music Awards, Entertainment Weekly reported.