Kellie Pickler’s Husband Kyle Jacobs Celebrated Huge Career Milestone The Day Before His Death

Kellie Pickler’s husband, Kyle Jacobs, just celebrated a huge career achievement before his tragic death.

One day before the 49-year-old country music songwriter died by suicide, he took to Instagram to commemorate the success of Lee Brice’s fifth studio album Hey World – which he composed, produced, played acoustic guitar, and provided background vocals for – receiving a platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America. He wrote in a touching post on Thursday:

“Platinum?! SWEEEET!!! An amazing crew of incredibly talented peeps put this one together. Deeply honored to be a creative part of it…Thank you Jesus!!!”

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Heartbreaking… As we mentioned before, the career milestone came a day before police and the Nashville Fire Department were called to a home at 1:21 p.m. on Friday and discovered the musician died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officials told People at the time:

“His death is being investigated as an apparent suicide.”

Kellie informed law enforcement that she woke up earlier that day but could not find her husband. When she and her personal assistant searched her home, they realized “the upstairs bedroom/office” would not open and called the authorities. Police eventually were able to gain entry into the room and that’s when they discovered Kyle had died from an apparent suicide. So, so sad.

At this time, the American Idol alum has not spoken out about his passing. But several of their country music friends and loved ones have offered their condolences and support to Kellie following this loss, including Jana Kramer who wrote on Instagram Stories Saturday:

“We love you @kelliepickler. We are praying so hard for you and all those that loved Kyle. … Please call your friends. Even the ones that you think are happy. Everyone is struggling and you are not alone in those struggles. Someone wants to be there for you.”

Her former Pickler & Ben talk show co-host Ben Aaron penned an emotional tribute to Kylie on Instagram Saturday, writing:

“I never had a lot of guy friends because I was never a typical guy. It was always difficult for me to meet a pal. Then came Kyle, a package deal with my former work wife Kellie. I remember meeting him for the first time at a sushi joint in Nashville. He and I both completely different species. Kyle a midwestern country music staple and me, some New York City wise a**. But from the jump, we clicked. So much so that our three way conversations often became he and I one on one. This first meeting led to our nightly ritual, dinner after the show, the three of us or often just Kyle and me sitting for hours talking about whatever and whomever. Kellie would often joke that she was the third wheel.”

He continued:

“He became a safe place for me, I was in a strange town surrounded by strangers. If we were at an event, he would throw his arm around me and guide me around the room, welcoming me into his world. I loved Kyle because it was impossible not to. He was the ground in a world where most people float aimlessly. I wish someone like Kyle into the lives of everyone, he’s that guy you want with you when your world is crazy. This whole situation doesn’t make sense but it usually never does. I will miss your warmth and scratchy cackle of a laugh, I’ll miss our random texts when we see some inappropriate sign or inside joke. But most of all, I’ll miss you my friend.”

Our hearts break for Kellie and their loved ones. We’re sending them so much love during this painful time.

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