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Another Tragic Loss; ‘What’s Your Name’ Singer, Jake Flint, Dies in His Sleep Moments After Getting Married

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According to his publicist Clif Doyal, the “What’s Your Name?” singer, who was well-known in the Oklahoma Red Dirt country music subgenre, passed away in his sleep after he and Brenda said “I do” on Saturday, November 26. The cause of the singer’s passing has not yet been disclosed.

On Tuesday, November 29, Brenda posted a devastating statement about her husband’s death on Facebook.

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,” she wrote. “My heart is gone and I just really need him to come back. I can’t take much more. I need him here.”

Hours before Jake Flint passed away, Mike Hosty, who played at the wedding, described it to The Oklahoman as “fun” and that it was an “honor” to have played there.

It was rainy … I still have the mud in my old van … but it was just a fun wedding,” Hosty recalls, “And it’s just a tragedy what happened.”



Jake was a singer-songwriter through and through, and just had a big personality and a big heart. He would go above and beyond for you, the one-man band continued. It’s always an honor when a musician asks you to perform at one of the most important days of their life—their wedding.

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Brenda Cline, the manager of the “Hurry Up & Wait” singer, also paid tribute to her client, who she “loved much like a son.”

On November 27, she posted on Facebook, “With a broken heart and in deep grief I must announce that Jake Flint has tragically passed away. We were just about to embark on some business together after he and Brenda got married- which was yesterday. Yes-yesterday.”

Jake has a million friends and I’m not sure how everyone will cope with this tragic loss,” the music manager stated. “We need prayers- it’s all so surreal. 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. .”

The musician’s sophomore album was published in 2020, and he was playing shows in his own state just weeks before he passed away.

According to Jake’s official website, his father’s desire to share happiness with his son led to Jake’s first exposure to music. After being told he had ALS, his father hired friends to teach him how to play the guitar and developed a passion for music in him.

According to his biography, the singer of “Cowtown” “floated through life loving, hating, gaining, losing, experimenting, witnessing, missioning, sinning, breaking the law,” suffering the consequences while openly and truthfully writing about it all.

 

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