Fans couldn’t help but express anguish over how Jake Flint died so young. No cause of death has been revealed just yet, but many can’t believe that he died so suddenly. “R.I.P. Jake Flint. Unbelievably sad news. Jake was a beloved Green Country musician gone way too soon,” one fan tweeted. “RIP Jake Flint. Just recently discovered his music and was an up-and-coming artist Red Dirt music, 37 years old is way too young!!” tweeted another.
One-man band Mike Hosty, who attended and performed at Flint’s wedding, noted how great of a friend he was. “He was a singer-songwriter, through and through, and just a big personality, a big heart, and (he’d) bend over backward to do anything for you,” he told The Oklahoman. “When any musician asks you to play at their wedding, it’s one of those most important days … and it’s always an honor.” Flint’s fellow Oklahoma musicians also made sure to honor him on their respective social media accounts. “If there’s a heaven and they let me in, I know it’ll be because you went to bat for me, Jake. I love you,” Blake Lankford wrote on Facebook. “The world has a dimmer sparkle without you in it pilgrim! I love you, Jake, and my heart breaks for those you left behind,” Buffalo Rogers wrote on Facebook.
Flint’s former manager, Brenda Cline, also had nothing but praises for the late singer. “He was a great lyricist, he had a distinctive voice,” she told The Oklahoman. “… and I think he’d just want his music to be heard and his legacy to be remembered that way. And I think it will be.”