Oklahoma singer-songwriter Jake Flint died in his sleep hours after his wedding and now his new bride is left shattered and broken-hearted.
The 37-year-old musician died on Saturday night. The cause of death has not yet been determined.
Flint and Brenda were exchanging wedding vows at a remote homestead between Claremore and Owasso near Tulsa on Saturday night.
But hours later the groom tragically died in his sleep, The Oklahoman reported.
On Tuesday, the heartsick bride wrote: ‘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,’ Brenda said.
‘My heart is gone and I just really need him to come back. I can’t take much more. I need him here.’
The shock and grief were apparent in the Oklahoma music community Monday as word spread of his sudden and untimely death.
Flint’s longtime publicist Clif Doyal, confirmed the news of the singer’s death, the news outlet reported.
‘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. 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 said.
‘He was an ambassador for Oklahoma Red Dirt music.’
Flint’s manager, Brenda Cline, announced his passing in a social media post.
‘With a broken heart and in deep grief I must announce that Jake Flint has tragically passed away,’ Cline wrote. ‘I’ve tried several times today to make a post, but you can’t comment on what you can’t process.’
Though it rained on their wedding day, the weather did not dampen the couple’s spirits who said their ‘I do’s,’ in front of all their friends and family.
Mike Hosty, a one-man band from Norman who played at the wedding told The Oklahoman. ”It was rainy, but he’d rented a 40-by-60 circus tent. … 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.’