Son-in-law of country music legend Alan Jackson dies at age 28 in mysterious circumstances after falling off a dock just a few weeks before his first wedding anniversary
- Samuel Benton Selecman died at 28 in West Palm Beach on Wednesday, more than a week after falling off a pier
- Assistant District Attorney for District 20 Tennessee suffered traumatic head injuries according to his father-in-law Alan Jackson
- He was a few weeks away from celebrating his first wedding anniversary with his wife Mattie, Jackson's daughter
- No other details have been disclosed at this time and local police and emergency response personnel have not yet responded to requests for comment.
Chris Spargo for Dailymail.com
A promising young lawyer in the Tennessee district attorney's office who was also the son-in-law of country star Alan Jackson died Wednesday in West Palm Beach.
Samuel Benton Selecman was only 28 years old at the time of his death, had been hospitalized for more than a week after falling off a pier and suffering traumatic head injuries.
He is survived by his wife Mattie, who a few weeks before she was preparing to celebrate her first wedding anniversary must now prepare for her husband's funeral.
In addition to his wife, Selecman is survived by his parents Mark and Brenda and his brother Cole.
Tragic end: Samuel Benton Selecman died on Wednesday at age 28 in West Palm Beach, more than a week after falling off a dock (Selecman and his wife Mattie in 2017)
Family: It was a few weeks away from celebrating their first wedding anniversary with his wife Mattie, the daughter of country star Alan Jackson (left to: Selecman, Mattie, Dani, Denise and Alexandra Jackson with Alan Jackson)
Selecman and his wife lived in Nashville, where he had been named assistant district attorney for the 20th Tennessee Judicial District in April of last year.
District Attorney Glenn Fuynk paid tribute to the young man in a statement on Thursday.
"The district attorney's office appreciates every day that Ben had the opportunity to serve the people of Davidson County," said Funk.
& # 39; Our prayers are with Ben's family. It will be really missed. "
The incident occurred on Jupiter, but it is not clear where, since the Jackson family sold their property there in 2012.
No other details have been revealed at this time and local police and emergency response personnel have not yet responded to requests for comment.
A visit to Ben's friends and family will take place on Sunday, while a service in honor of his life will be held on Monday.
In lieu of flowers, the Selecman family asks people to consider donating to the St. Mary's Medical Trauma Center for Brain Injury Research.