The family of Alan Jackson is in mourning after a deadly boat accident claimed the life of Jackson's son-in-law, Ben Selecman, last week. Ben was married to Jackson's daughter, Mattie.
According to reports, Ben died following an accident on the water in Florida. It has not be revealed if Jackson, or other family members, were in the boat at the time. Now, reports state that Ben died due to sever traumatic head injuries after he fell.
"Selecman died on Wednesday (Sept. 12) due to injuries sustained during a boating accident in Florida. He was the Assistant District Attorney for Davidson County in Tennessee," reported Fox News.
The District Attorney's Office has just released a statement about Ben's death.
"The District Attorney’s Office is saddened to announce the passing of Assistant DA Ben Selecman. General Selecman suffered severe injuries during a boating accident and passed away on September 12. He was 28-years-old. District Attorney Glenn Funk said the DA’s Office is thankful for every day that Ben had the opportunity to serve the people of Davidson County. Our prayers are with Ben’s family. He will be truly missed."
Now, after having a few days to sit with the news of the tragedy, the Jackson family is releasing a statement. They are asking their fans to please pray for them as they navigate through this dark time.
"Samuel Benton “Ben” Selecman – husband of Mattie Jackson Selecman, son-in-law of country artist Alan Jackson – died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 12, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Selecman, a Nashville resident, had recently suffered severe traumatic head injuries in a fall. He was 28 years old. Selecman was an East Tennessee (Knoxville) native and University of Tennessee Knoxville graduate. He earned his law degree at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and was employed as an Assistant D.A. by the Nashville-Davidson County District Attorney’s Office," read the statement.
"Selecman married wife Mattie, the oldest daughter of the country singer-songwriter and his wife Denise, last October. In addition to his wife, Selecman is survived by parents Mark and Brenda Selecman, brother Cole Selecman and his wife, Morgan. The Jackson and Selecman families ask for – and appreciate – prayers during this difficult time," it said.
Please join us in praying for the entire Jackson family. We ask for God's healing grace and comfort to surround them during this time. We especially pray for Mattie as she mourns the loss of her husband.
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