Jake Flint, Country music singer, died on Saturday, just hours after his wedding. He was 37.
“With a broken heart and in deep grief I must announce that Jake Flint has tragically passed away,” his manager, Brenda Cline, wrote on social media Sunday night.
“I’ve tried several times today to make a post, but you can’t comment on what you can’t process,” added Cline, who didn’t reveal a cause of death for the Red Dirt performer and songwriter.
According to a report in the Oklahoman, Flint died Saturday night in his sleep.
Flint’s widow, Brenda Flint, posted a video apparently taken at their wedding, reported Tulsa news radio station KRMG, that showed the singer dancing outdoors and hugging and kissing his new bride as a photographer captured the playful and tender moments. The video was captioned simply: “I don’t understand.”
In a heartbreaking follow-up post Tuesday, Brenda Flint shared the pain she was feeling.
“We should be going through wedding photos but instead I have to pick out clothes to bury my husband in. People aren’t meant to feel this much pain,” she wrote. “My heart is gone and I just really need him to come back. I can’t take much more. I need him here.”
His manager added that he planned to continue his career, presumably referring to December 2, when Jake was scheduled to begin a string of shows in Oklahoma and Arkansas that would have lasted until May 2023.
“I adored him like a son. Cline continued in her tribute, “the funniest, most hilarious, hardest working, most dedicated artist I have ever worked with in my career.” “We were just about to start a business together after he and Brenda got married yesterday.” Yes, it was yesterday.”
Flint, a Tulsa native, was born in 1985 and raised in Holdenville and lived in Mounds, according to his website.
Jake, a Red Dirt singer/songwriter, was from the rural Mounds, Oklahoma.
Born in 1985, Jake was raised in the oilfield boom town of Holdenville in south eastern Oklahoma, the son of a wildcat oilman and a hard-working mother of two.
According to his bio, he was transplanted to Tulsa, Oklahoma where Jake says he was always the ‘outcast country kid in the city.’
Jake’s father was a music lover and raised him on John Denver, James Taylor and Dire Straits along with various Texas singer/songwriters such as Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, John Prine and others.