The 28-year-old son-in-law of country star Alan Jackson passed away this week after suffering a traumatic head injury the week before.
According to reports, Samuel Benton Selecman had been hospitalized for the past week before tragically passing. He reportedly suffered the injury after falling while trying to help a woman onto a boat.
Selecman, an assistant district attorney in Nashville, was married to Jackson’s oldest daughter, Mattie, and they were about to celebrate their first wedding anniversary.
The Blast has obtained Jackson’s statement, reading, “The Jackson and Selecman families ask for – and appreciate – prayers during this difficult time.”
Davidson District Attorney Glen Funk told The Tennessean, “He was really a rising star and I’m sick that we lost him, but I’m grateful for every day that he worked for us because he was great.”
Jackson was scheduled to perform at the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center on Friday but the show has been postponed due Hurricane Florence.
“In consideration of fans’ safety and that of touring crew and venue staff – and in conjunction with local authorities – Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson’s Friday, September 14 concert at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, SC is being postponed,” they wrote.
Encouraging fans to hold onto their tickets, they said the show will be rescheduled at a later date.
The country singer was also scheduled to perform at Spectrum Center in North Carolina on Saturday but that show has been canceled as well.