Country singer Jake Flint died suddenly just hours after getting married, his wife and manager said on social media.
Brenda Cline, Flint’s manager, wrote on Facebook, “With broken hearts and in deep sorrow, I must announce that Jake Flint has tragically passed away.”
Cline called Flint “the funniest, most hilarious, hardworking, most dedicated artist I’ve ever worked with in my career”, adding: “It’s going to be incredibly difficult for many. We love you Jake and in our hearts forever.”
Flint’s wife, Brenda, wrote in her own Facebook post, “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 said. “My heart is gone and I really need it back. I can’t take much more. I need him here.”
Flint was raised in Oklahoma by a “savage oilman and a hard-working mother of two” and had a love of music from an early age, according to her website. Some of his songs included “What’s Your Name?”, “Hurry Up & Wait”, and “Cowtown”. His first studio album was released in 2016.
A cause of death has not been announced.