Country singer-songwriter Jake Flint has died, Fox News Digital has confirmed. He was 37 years old.
Flint, an up-and-coming star, died Saturday, hours after marrying his girlfriend, his longtime publicist, Clif Doyal, confirmed to The Oklahoman.
Flint’s cause of death has not been determined.
“He wasn’t just a client, he was a good friend and just a really nice guy,” Doyal told the outlet. “As you can see from the outpouring on the social media, everyone loved it.
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“I think very much that he was just a man, and he had a wonderful sense of humor. He made everybody laugh, and he made everybody 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 going through wedding photos but instead I have to pick out clothes to bury my husband in,” she wrote. “People don’t deserve to feel this much pain. My heart is gone and I really need it back. I can’t take much more. I need it here.”
Musician Mike Hosty, who performed at the wedding, recalled that Flint had a “big heart”.
“He was a singer-songwriter, through and through and just a big personality. Big heart, and [he’d] bend over backwards to do anything for you,” Hosty told The Oklahoman. “When a musician asks you to play at their wedding, it’s one of those special days…
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 sadness that I have to announce that Jake Flint has sadly passed away,” she wrote on Facebook alongside a photo of the two. “I tried several times today to post, but can’t for you to comment on what you can’t process. The picture below is when Jake and I signed our artist management contract.
“That was the beginning of a wonderful friendship and partnership,” she said. “Jake was even more than that to me, I loved him like a son. The funniest, funniest, most dedicated and hard working artist I have ever worked with in my career. We were just about to start a business together after him. and Brenda got married – which was yesterday. Yes – yesterday Jake has a million friends and I’m not sure how everyone will cope with this terrible 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. This is going to be very difficult for so many. We love you Jake and in our hearts forever.”
Flint released four studio albums in his career, starting with his 2016 album “I’m Not OK.” He was also named breakout artist of the year at the 2018 We Are Tulsa Music Awards, Entertainment Weekly reported.