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Country Star Alan Jackson’s Son-in-Law Dies After Boating Accident

Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson’s son-in-law, Ben Selecman, has died. The 28-year-old was married to the singer’s daughter, Mattie.

Selecman died on Wednesday (Sept. 12) in West Palm Beach, Fla., the result of a traumatic head injury after he fell while helping a woman onto a boat, the Tennessean reports. He was the Assistant District Attorney for Davidson County in Tennessee.

The 28-year-old was an assistant district attorney for the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office in Nashville and was married to Jackson’s oldest daughter, Mattie.

“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,” District Attorney Glenn Funk said on Thursday.

Funk added that the District Attorney’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.”

Because Selecman worked as an Assistant District Attorney, the Davidson County District Attorney’s Office issued this statement: 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.

When Selecman and Jackson were married recently, she shared with Southern Bride how he pursued her until she realized who he really was. “He pursued me until I finally saw the handsome, outgoing, Godly guy I needed,” Jackson said. Their first dance after the ceremony was to Jackson’s dad’s debut single from 1989, “Blue Blooded Woman.”

WSMV-TV reporter Jimmy Carter reported that Selecman was involved in an accident in early September when he fell at a boat dock in Florida.

Alan had already canceled upcoming shows on Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15 in Charleston and Charlotte due to the approaching Hurricane Florence. His next scheduled show is September 21 in Omaha, Nebraska.