Country star Alan Jackson's son-in-law dies after fall at boat dock

Country star Alan Jackson's son-in-law dies after fall at boat dock

Alan Jackson's son-in-law, Ben Selecman, 28, died on September 12 after suffering "severe injuries during a boating accident", according to the Nashville District Attorney's Office, where Ben was an assistant DA.

According to a news release on Jackson's website, Ben Selecman "died unexpectedly" Wednesday in West Palm Beach.

He was at a boat dock in Jupiter, Fla., when he slipped and fell, suffering traumatic head injuries.

Ben Selecman, 28, was the husband of Alan's daughter, Mattie.

"The District Attorney's Office is saddened to announce the passing of Assistant DA Ben Selecman..."

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'Our prayers are with Ben's family. Mattie joked that Ben would say they met at a mutual friend's wedding, while Mattie claimed all she remembered from that wedding was that she danced with a "cute guy" whom she quickly forgot about. While the couple lived a private life, she opened up about her fairy tale wedding to Southern Bride.

"Three months later, he called", she said. "After deciding we were meant for forever, he took me on a picnic on the Old Historic Natchez Trace, where we enjoyed incredible wine, cheese, dancing and the most romantic proposal".

Selecman was an East Tennessee (Knoxville) native and University of Tennessee Knoxville graduate. In addition to his wife, Selecman is survived by parents Mark and Brenda Selecman, brother Cole Selecman and his wife, Morgan.

Over on Alan Jackson's website, a statement notes that both the Jackson and Selecman families are asking for prayers during this hard time.

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