Nation singer Jake Flint has died simply hours after his marriage ceremony to his new spouse, Brenda Flint. He was 37 years previous.
The “What’s Your Identify?” artist, who was well-known within the Oklahoma Purple Filth subgenre of nation music, died in his sleep after he and Brenda exchanged vows on Saturday, November 26, his publicist Clif Doyal instructed The Oklahoman on Monday, November 28. The singer’s explanation for loss of life has but to be introduced.
Brenda shared her grief through Facebook on Tuesday, November 29, mourning her husband in a heartbreaking message.
“We ought to be going by way of marriage ceremony photographs however as an alternative I’ve to select garments to bury my husband in. Folks aren’t meant to really feel this a lot ache,” she penned. “My coronary heart is gone and I simply actually need him to return again. I can’t take way more. I want him right here.”
Mike Hosty, who carried out on the Flints’ marriage ceremony hours earlier than Jake’s loss of life, recalled the “enjoyable” occasion to The Oklahoman on Monday and shared what an “honor” it was to play on the musician’s nuptials.
“It was wet … I nonetheless have the mud in my previous van … but it surely was only a enjoyable marriage ceremony,” Hosty recalled. “And it’s only a tragedy what occurred.”
The one-man-band added of Jake: “He was a singer-songwriter, by way of and thru, and only a massive character, a giant coronary heart, and (he’d) bend over backwards to do something for you. When any musician asks you to play at their marriage ceremony, it’s a type of most vital days … and it’s at all times an honor.”
The “Hurry Up & Wait” singer’s supervisor, Brenda Cline, additionally paid tribute to her shopper, whom she “beloved very like a son.”
“With a damaged coronary heart and in deep grief I need to announce that Jake Flint has tragically handed away,” she wrote through Facebook on Sunday, November 27. “We have been nearly to embark on some enterprise collectively after he and Brenda acquired married- which was yesterday. Sure-yesterday.”
The music supervisor continued: “Jake has one million mates and I’m unsure how everybody will deal with this tragic loss. We want prayers- it’s all so surreal. Please please pray for his new spouse Brenda, Jake’s treasured mom, his sister and the remainder of his household and mates. That is going to be extremely tough for thus many. We love you Jake and in our hearts without end. 💔.”
The singer-songwriter, who was performing gigs in his residence state weeks earlier than his passing, launched his sophomore album in 2020.
Per his official website, Jake’s preliminary introduction to music was born out of his father’s need to share in pleasure along with his son. His dad, recognized with ALS, commissioned mates to assist train him to play guitar and instilled in him a love of music.
The “Cowtown” singer “floated by way of life loving, hating, gaining, shedding, experimenting, witnessing, missioning, sinning, breaking the regulation, paying the implications whereas brazenly and candidly writing about all of it,” in accordance with his bio.