Kyle Jacobs, the husband of American Idol alumna Kellie Pickler, died on Friday by apparent suicide, the Nashville Police Department told PEOPLE. Jacobs was discovered dead at his house from a self-inflicted gunshot.
When Kellie Pickler and her personal assistant started looking for Jacobs in the morning after she couldn’t find him, they spotted a locked room upstairs, according to her statement to the police. As they attempted to open the door but were unsuccessful, they dialed 911, and when the police arrived, they found him dead.
A celebratory Instagram post celebrating the success of Lee Brice’s fifth studio album, Hello World, was shared by Jacobs just one day prior to his passing.
“Platinum?! SWEEEET!!! An amazing crew of incredibly talented peeps put this one together…Deeply honored to be a creative part of it…Thank you Jesus!!!,” Jacobs captioned his last Instagram post.