WEST PALM BEACH, Fl. (CelebrityAccess) — Country music star Alan Jackson’s son-in-law Samuel Benton “Ben” Selecman died unexpectedly on Wednesday in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was 28 years old.
According to a statement from Jackson’s publicst, Selecman, a Nashville resident, had recently suffered severe traumatic head injuries in a fall, but the Nashville Tennessean reported that he died after sustaining severe injuries in a boating accident.
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.
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.
Jackson is currently on the road with his Honky Tonk Highway tour, but scheduled shows in Charleston, South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina on Sept. 14 and 15 have been canceled. His next scheduled performance is at the Chi Health Center in Omaha, formerly known as the CenturyLink Center.