Country music fans were left mourning last weekend after 37-year-old singer Jake Flint died suddenly.
According to The Oklahoman, Flint passed away on Saturday mere hours after he married his wife Brenda Flint. The grieving widow posted a video of their wedding to Facebook with a caption that read, “I don’t understand.”
Musician passed away hours after wedding
“It was rainy, but he’d rented a 40-by-60 circus tent,” recalled musician Mike Hosty, who performed following the service.
“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,” he continued.
“I still have the mud in my old van … but it was just a fun wedding. And it’s just a tragedy what happened,” Hosty went on.
“He was a singer-songwriter, through and through, and just a big personality, a big heart, and (he’d) bend over backwards to do anything for you,” Hosty said of Flint.
Hosty was far from being the only one to remember Flint fondly, as tributes to the singer were quickly posted to social media platforms.
The Red Dirt world lost a good one.
Send a prayer up for Jake Flint, his family and friends today.
We’ll miss ya bud. pic.twitter.com/HAuBNJ3GIV
— Oklahoma State Probs 🍊 (@OKSTProbs) November 28, 2022
“When any musician asks you to play at their wedding, it’s one of those most important days … and it’s always an honor,” he added before expressing sympathy for Flint’s widow.
Cause of death yet to be determined
Clif Doyal served as Flint’s publicist, and he told The Oklahoman that Flint died in his sleep before adding that a cause of death has yet to be determined.
“He was not only a client, he was a dear friend and just a super nice guy,” Doyal noted. “As you can see from the outpouring on social media, he was loved by everybody.”
Flint’s website states that the singer was “raised in the oilfield boom town of Holdenville in South Eastern Oklahoma, the son of a wildcat oilman and a hard-working mother of two.”