Country Singer Jake Flint Dies Hours After Getting Married


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Oklahoma singer-songwriter Jake Flint died in his sleep on Sunday, shortly after getting married on Saturday.

Clif Doyal, Flint’s publicist, confirmed to The Oklahoman that the 37-year-old Red Dirt singer-songwriter died. The cause of death has not yet been determined.

“He was not only a client, he was a dear friend and just a super nice guy,” Doyal told The Oklahoman. Doyal added that the singer was “loved by everybody” and a “people person” who had an “amazing sense of humor. “He made everybody feel welcome.”

“He was an ambassador for Oklahoma Red Dirt music,” Doyal added.

Musician Mike Hosty told the outlet that it was an honor to play at Flint’s wedding. (RELATED: Country Music’s Biggest Star Has A New Favorite Singer To Keep An Eye On)

“It was rainy, but he’d rented a 40-by-60 circus tent,” Hosty told The Oklahoman. “They put up a bunch of carpets over the mud and then got two pieces of three-and-a-quarter-inch plywood and set it on the ground—and that was my stage. Jake goes, ‘Is that gonna be all right for you?’ And I go, ‘Jake, that’s perfect.’ A piece of plywood or a flatbed trailer is where I shine.”

“I still have the mud in my old van … but it was just a fun wedding. And it’s just a tragedy what happened,” he added.