According to Taste of Country, an autopsy report for Kyle Jacobs, a composer, and husband of singer Kellie Pickler, confirmed that he committed suicide.
According to the publication, testing reports confirmed that Jacobs, who died on Feb. 17 at the age of 49, had no narcotics in his system at the time of death. He had a history of “pseudoseizures, gastrointestinal bleeding, elevated liver enzymes, and chronic alcohol use.”
Pseudoseizures, also known as psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), are “attacks that may look like epileptic seizures but are not epileptic and are instead caused by psychological factors,” according to Epilepsy.com.
The Nashville Police Department verified to PEOPLE in February in a statement that the Department of Emergency Communications was alerted to a home that day at 1:21 p.m. local time.
When police and the Nashville Fire Department arrived, they discovered the songwriter had died, according to a statement issued at the time. “His death is being investigated as an apparent suicide.”
The 36-year-old country singer and SiriusXM’s The Highway presenter said she awoke shortly before but couldn’t find Jacobs. According to the statement, she and her personal assistant called the police after they couldn’t unlock the door to a room in the residence.
According to Music City Hitmakers, Jacobs moved from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Nashville in 2000. He is well known for writing Garth Brooks’ 2007 smash “More Than Memory” and Tim McGraw’s “Still.”
Jacobs has also collaborated with notable musicians such as Kelly Clarkson, Randy Travis, Scotty McCreery, Josh Kelley, and Clay Walker.
Jacobs received a CMA Award, and an ACM Award, and was nominated for a Grammy Award during his career. Pickler and Jacobs married on January 1, 2011, in a surprise wedding.
After dating since 2008, the couple became engaged on June 15, 2010, when Jacobs proposed on a Florida beach.
“It was the most spiritual moment.” Pickler, who rose to prominence on American Idol, said of the suggestion. “We would’ve gotten married that night if there had been a preacher walking by!” If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988, text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741, or visit 988lifeline.org.