Kellie Pickler’s Husband Kyle Jacobs’ Autopsy Report is Out

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Kellie Pickler’s husband Kyle Jacobs’ autopsy report reveals cause of death

Autopsy results for Nashville songwriter Kyle Jacobs, husband of American Idol season 5 alum Kellie Pickler have been released. Jacobs died by suicide at the couple’s Nashville home in February

According to Taste of Country, which obtained records from an analysis the Davidson County Medical Examiner performed on Feb. 18, 49-year-old Jacobs died by an “intraoral shotgun wound.”

His toxicology results revealed no drugs in his system at the time of his death.

“Adult white male with a history of pseudoseizures, gastrointestinal bleeding, elevated liver enzymes, and chronic alcohol use suffered a self-inflicted shotgun wound,” his autopsy states.

According to, a pseudoseizure, or Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizure (PNES), mimics the physical symptoms of an epileptic seizure, but is caused by underlying psychological conditions in most cases, though physical conditions including low blood sugar or fainting with jerking (convulsive syncope) can also trigger an event.

Jacobs shot himself in an upstairs bedroom/office inside the couple’s house. He was 49 years old. Law enforcement said that say Kellie was asleep, but woke a short time before the incident, when she did not see Kyle, she began looking for him. When she and an assistant were unable to open the upstairs bedroom door, they called 911. This, according to a report from TMZ.

Kellie competed on American Idol and Dancing with the Stars

Kellie competed on American Idol season 5 in 2006, finishing the show in 6th place. The country singer also competed and won Dancing with the Stars with pro partner Derek Hough in 2013. She co-hosted an afternoon talk show, Pickler & Ben, for two seasons, and has starred in Hallmark movies Christmas at Graceland and The Mistletoe Secret. She recently hosted an afternoon talk show for SiriusXM.

Kellie and Kyle got married back in 2011, and both starred on the I Love Kellie Pickler reality show for 3 seasons starting in 2015. Kyle worked as a country music songwriter, penning tunes for artists such as Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson, Darius Rucker, Garth Brooks and more.

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