Country singer Jake Flint serenades new bride just hours before his death in heartbreaking clip
OWASSO, OKLAHOMA: A new video has emerged showing country singer Jake Flint serenading the love of his life on their wedding day just hours before he died suddenly in his sleep at the age of 37 on Saturday night, November 26.
The 'Fireline' crooner passed away following the nuptials in the city of Owasso, Oklahoma, just 15 miles outside of Tulsa. His wife, Brenda Flint, confirmed the tragic news online; the cause and manner of his death are yet to be revealed. The doting couple was seen at the wedding reception smiling with their guests, as Brenda wore a denim jumpsuit with a floral pattern on the side and Jake looked dapper in a dark waistcoat worn over a patterned shirt.
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The new footage shows Jake strumming the guitar and singing an unknown ballad while Brenda swoons alongside and sings some of the lyrics. The video concludes with the groom singing, "Boy, I found me a keeper, the day I made her my wife." The heartbreaking clip was posted by another Oklahoma-based musician, Mike Hosty, who wrote, "He grabbed a guitar and sang a song to his bride in the barn." The post was shared by the deceased performer's mother, Teresa, who added, "Through the tears, my son makes us all smile. His antics onstage were always entertaining and his jokes always corny."
"Our hearts are broken over this tragic loss," Flint's family said in a public statement on Wednesday, November 30. "Jacob was a beloved son, brother, uncle, and partner to his wife, Brenda. He valued his family, friendships, and living life to the fullest, which was evident in his songwriting. Every person who knew him has a story of his wit, charm, talent, and compassion." The statement added, "We are so grateful for the outpouring of support and the many beautiful tributes that have been shared about the impact Jacob had on many lives. While we grieve what we know could have been, we're grateful that his talent and love live on in his songs."
Loved ones have arranged a funeral for the singer at Cedar Point Church in Claremore, Oklahoma, on December 5. Mourners have been asked to donate to the Red Dirt Relief Fund, an Oklahoma-based charity that helps struggling musicians, in lieu of flowers, the Daily Mail reported.
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe campaign to help Flint's widow through the tragedy has raised more than $10,000 at the time of publication.
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As mentioned, the singer's cause and manner of death have not been confirmed. However, he did cancel a series of concerts due to health reasons earlier this year. Clif Doyal, a representative for Flint and his family, was among the first to speak publicly about the untimely demise. "He was not only a client, he was a dear friend and just a super nice guy," Doyal told The Oklahoman of Flint. "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. He was an ambassador for Oklahoma Red Dirt music," the rep added.