Three months after Kellie Pickler’s husband died on February 17, an autopsy is confirming his cause of death.
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, the Nashville Police Department revealed Jacobs died by suicide inside the Tennessee home he shared with Pickler. Reports, at the time, claimed Jacobs had shot himself in an upstairs room.
Now an autopsy report is confirming that cause of death, showing that Jacobs didn’t have any drugs in his system at the time of his passing but did have a history of “pseudoseizures, gastrointestinal bleeding, elevated liver enzymes, and chronic alcohol use.”
According to the National Institutes for Health, “pseudoseizure is an older term for events that appear to be epileptic seizures but, in fact, do not represent the manifestation of abnormal excessive synchronous cortical activity, which defines epileptic seizures. They are not a variation of epilepsy but are of psychiatric origin.”
Kellie Pickler’s Husband, Kyle Jacobs, Found Dead Inside Their Nashville Home
Tragically, Pickler was also inside the home at the time of the suicide. Police told TMZ that she was asleep somewhere on the first floor.
When Pickler awoke from her nap, she couldn’t find Jacobs and began looking for him. She called 911 when she was unable to open the door to the room Jacobs was ultimately found in.
Jacobs was just 49 years old.
Pickler and Jacobs have been married since 2011. Jacobs is a known songwriter who has worked with several of country music’s greats, TMZ reports. Some of those greats included Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks, Darius Rucker, and Kelly Clarkson.
Just two days before his death, Jacobs took to Instagram to celebrate a career win after a song he worked on with Brice Lee went platinum
“Platinum?! SWEEEET!!! An amazing crew of incredibly talented peeps put this one together…Deeply honored to be a creative part of it…Thank you Jesus!!!”
Pickler and Jacobs did not share any children. This story is still developing. Mamas Uncut will continue to update the information as it becomes available.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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