How did Jake Flint die? Oklahoma Red Dirt country musician, 37, dies just hours after getting married
TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Oklahoma Red Dirt country singer-songwriter Jake Flint tragically died on Saturday, November 26 at the age of 37, his manager announced on social media.
The social media post stated that the "Cowtown” singer died in his sleep just a few hours after exchanging vows with his new wife, Brenda Wilson Flint. The cause of death has not yet been determined. "With a broken heart and in deep grief I must announce that Jake Flint has tragically passed away, I’ve tried several times today to make a post, but you can’t comment on what you can’t process," his manager Brenda Cline wrote Sunday night.
"Jake has a million friends, and I’m not sure how everyone will cope with this tragic loss. We need prayers – it’s all so surreal," Cline continued. "Please, please pray for his new wife, Brenda, Jake’s precious mother, his sister, and the rest of his family and friends. This is going to be incredibly difficult for so many. We love you Jake and in our hearts forever." Flint's wife, Brenda, posted to Facebook a video clip from their wedding with the heart-rending message, "I don't understand."
Born in 1985, the musician was raised in Holdenville and lived in Mounds. He released his studio album titled 'I’m Not Okay' in 2016 after venturing into The Boohatch, the former Ada home studio of The Great Divide frontman, producer, and Oklahoma Music Hall of Famer Mike McClure. He rose to fame with his three singles including 2017's "Cowtown," 2018's "Long Road Back Home" and 2020's "What's Your Name"
He was even named Breakout Artist of the Year at the We Are Tulsa Music Awards in 2019. After finding fame, Flint dropped three more albums - 2018's "Live and Not OK at Cain’s Ballroom," 2020's "Jake Flint" and 2021's "Live and Socially Distanced at Mercury Lounge”. He left his listeners mesmerized with his band and solo performances at venues all over Oklahoma, Texas, and the surrounding states. He even featured on the lineup of Sooner State festivals like the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Bob Childers' Gypsy Cafe, and Tom Skinner's Skyline Fest.
He was scheduled to kickstart a series of shows around Oklahoma and Arkansas on upcoming Friday.
Tributes have been pouring in after the tragic death of the musician. Remembering his dear friend, Mike Hosty, who played at Flint’s wedding, told The Oklahoman, "He was a singer-songwriter, through and through, and just a big personality, a big heart, and (he'd) bend over backward to do anything for you. When any musician asks you to play at their wedding, it's one of those most important days ... and it's always an honor. I really just like remembering that happy moment of seeing them being married ... but I really feel for Brenda."