The families of Samuel Benton "Ben" Selecman, the son-in-law of Alan Jackson, ask for emotional support after his unexpected death at the age of 28.
In a statement that was shared on Thursday via the country superstar's website, the Jackson and Selecman families said they "ask and appreciate supplications during this difficult time."
Selecman, who married Jackson's oldest daughter, Mattie, last October, died on Wednesday in West Palm Beach, Florida, after suffering "severe traumatic head injuries in a fall," according to the statement.
The Miami Herald reported that Selecman, an assistant district attorney for Davidson County, Tennessee, was lying on a jetty and was helping a woman on a boat when he slid and fell.
He is survived by his wife, as well as by his parents, brother Cole and sister-in-law Morgan.
Mattie previously opened their relationship with Southern bride, after their fairytale wedding. The couple both lived in Nashville and married in Franklin, Tennessee.
& # 39; Ben will tell you that we first met at the wedding of a mutual friend, but I remember that I danced with a nice guy and never thought of him, & # 39; Mattie told me Southern bride. "Two years later we made contact again, while he worked for a judge in Nashville during the summer school in the summer months, he asked me and I said no, but he did not give up."
"He chased me until I finally saw the handsome, outgoing, divine fellow I needed, and after deciding that we were meant to be forever, he took me on a picnic at the Old Historic Natchez Trace, where we enjoyed incredible wine, cheese, dance and the most romantic proposal, "Mattie told the publication.
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The attorney general's office of Nashville Davidson County honored Selecman on their Facebook page and wrote: "Assistant Attorney Samuel Benton & # 39; Ben & # 39; Selecman 1990-2018. & # 39;
"Thank you for your service, your kindness, sympathy and for the laughter and the memories," the office added.
In a statement obtained by Taste of Country, the office said: "The prosecutor is saddened to announce the death of assistant DA Ben Selecman … District attorney Glen Funk said the prosecutor is grateful for every day that Ben had the opportunity the people of Davidson Country Our prayers are with Ben & # 39; s family and he will be truly missed. "