The country music singer and songwriter Jake Flint of Oklahoma died in his sleep at just 37 years old.
Just hours earlier, he was married to his bride Brenda and spent the day with friends and family.
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No cause of death has been revealed.
Clif Doyal, Flint’s publicist, confirmed the tragic news.
“He was not only a client, he was a dear friend and just a super nice guy,” Doyal said.
“He was loved by everybody. I think a lot of it was just that he was a people person, and he had an amazing sense of humor. He made everybody laugh, and he made everybody feel welcome,” Doyal continued.
“He was also larger than life. He easily lit up a room and made tons of friends really easily. … He would go out of his way for people, just small kindnesses. I think that’s why this is such a devastating blow.”
Jake’s wife, Brenda Flint, posted a video clip of their wedding on Facebook with the caption, “I don’t understand.”
Brenda Cline, Flint’s business adviser and former manager, said, “We’re still just reeling in the shock and disbelief of this.”
“We’ve all lost friends, we’ve all lost family members; it’s life,” she added.
The Red Dirt world lost a good one.
Send a prayer up for Jake Flint, his family and friends today.
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“But I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such a shocking set of circumstances with losing someone and how cruel this [is] for Brenda, his wife. To become a bride and a widow in just a few hours is unfathomable. I just can’t imagine what she’s going through.”
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Flint released four albums between 2016 and 2021 and performed at numerous music festivals.
Given his popularity, especially in the Oklahoma “red dirt” country music scene, tributes flooded social media.
Oklahoma Music Hall of Famer Mike McClure reflected on Flint’s passion for country music.
“He really loved to do it — and you could tell,” McClure told The Oklahoman.
“That was pretty indicative of Jake’s spirit: Man, if you needed something, he was there. … He was just a straight-up good dude and not only worked on his own music but tried to help pave the way for some other artists that hadn’t really recorded yet.”