Country Singer Jake Flint Tragically Dies Just Hours After His Wedding Aged 37

Jake Flint Dead: Country singer Jake Flint tragically died just hours after his wedding aged 37. 
Credit: Ole Jacob Flint via Facebook

Country singer Jake Flint tragically died just hours after his wedding aged 37. 

The ‘Long Road Back Home’ artist was well-known in the Oklahoma Red Dirt genre of country music.

Throughout the course of his career, Flint released four studio albums: ‘I’m Not OK’ (2016), ‘Live and Not OK’ (2018), ‘Jake Flint’ (2020) and 2021’s ‘Live and Socially Distanced at Mercury Lounge’.

In 2019, he was awarded Breakout Artist of the Year at the We Are Tulsa Music Awards.

Flint’s unexpected passing was confirmed by Entertainment Weekly by his publicist, Clif Doyal.

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According to Doyal, the singer died in his sleep. While no cause of death has yet been confirmed.

In a statement to The Oklahoman, his publicist said: “He was not only a client, he was a dear friend and just a super nice guy.

“As you can see from the outpouring on social media, he was loved by everybody.”

He added: “I think a lot of it was just that he was a people person, and he had an amazing sense of humour. He made everybody laugh, and he made everybody feel welcome.”

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Over on Facebook, his manager, Brenda Cline, wrote: “With a broken heart and in deep grief I must announce that Jake Flint has tragically passed away.

“We were just about to embark on some business together after he and Brenda got married – which was yesterday. Yes – yesterday.”

Flint’s widow, Brenda Flint, has also addressed the tragedy on social media.

Expressing her heartache, she penned: “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.

“My heart is gone and I just really need him to come back. I can’t take much more. I need him here.”

Mike Hosty, who was a one-man band on their special day, said Flint was an amazing individual.

“He was a singer-songwriter, through and through, and just a big personality, a big heart, and (he’d) bend over backwards to do anything for you,” he told The Oklahoman.

“When any musician asks you to play at their wedding, it’s one of those most important days … and it’s always an honour.

“I really just like remembering that happy moment of seeing them being married … but I really feel for Brenda.”

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Many of Flint’s fans have also taken to Twitter to pay tribute.

One tweeted: “A fellow musician who I got to spend a lot [of] time with across stages and benefits and news broadcast died suddenly hours after he got married.

“RIP Jake Flint, you were one of Oklahoma’s best. I’m still in complete shock bro.”

Another added: “RIP Jake Flint. Just recently discovered his music and was an up-and-coming artist Red Dirt music. 37 years old is way too young!”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.