Just hours after his wedding on Sunday, US country musician Jake Flint passed away, leaving many questions unanswered.
According to a social media post by the former manager Brenda Cline, 37-year-old Flint passed away peacefully in Oklahoma.
As a budding star in the Oklahoma-based country music subgenre known as “Red Dirt,” tributes have started to flood in for the singer.
Brenda Wilson Flint, Flint’s new wife, shared a video of the two dancing on their wedding day beneath a tree.
She said in a Facebook post, “We should be looking through wedding pictures, but instead I have to choose clothes to bury my husband in.”
The previous day, the pair was wed in a ceremony in Tulsa.
Former manager Brenda Cline wrote, “With a shattered heart and with tremendous grief I must announce that Jake Flint has unfortunately departed away.” I’ve attempted to post multiple times today, but you can’t remark on something you can’t understand.
Flint passed away while sleeping, according to longtime publicist Clif Doyal, who confirmed the death to the Oklahoman newspaper.
The Oklahoman quoted Cline as saying, “I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such a devastating mix of circumstances with losing someone and how horrible this is for Brenda, his wife.” It is incomprehensible to become both a bride and a widow in a matter of hours.
The unusual hue of the soil in Oklahoma, where Flint was born in the town of Holdenville before relocating to Tulsa, gave rise to the name of the country music subgenre known as Red Dirt.
His website claims that after learning that his father had Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neurological condition that destroys nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, Flint developed an interest in music. The senior Flint made sure Jake learnt how to play the guitar despite being unable to play with his son in person. Over time, he started writing his own lyrics and going to local music festivals.
In the years between 2016 and 2021, Flint issued four albums. He also frequently attended musical events in both his own state of Oklahoma and the neighboring state of Texas.
Since his passing was reported, musicians from all over the area have been paying respect to the late singer-songwriter.
The Red Dirt Relief Fund, a charity for folk singers, posted on Facebook that “Jacob Flint was a buddy.” “He always smiled and laughed when he answered the phone and replied, “Yes. He had a big heart, and his influence on the music industry was even greater. Even if others claim that life is unfair, we are thankful that your final day was filled with friends, love, joy, and music.
There has been no mention of the cause of death.