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

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Selecman married Jackson's daughter, Mattie Jackson Selecman, in October 2017.

The Associated Press reported that Selecman, who was a Nashville prosecutor, slipped on a boat dock in Jupiter, suffering traumatic head injuries.

Learning now and confirmed that the son in law of Country Music Hall of Fame member Alan Jackson has died.28 year old Ben Selecman died yesterday after falling at a boat dock in Florida over a week.

"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", Davidson District Attorney Glenn Funk told The Tennessean.

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

Citing a Davidson County District's Attorney's Office release, news outlets report 28-year-old Ben Selecman died Wednesday. "He will be truly missed".

Mattie and Ben had recently tied the knot, making his tragic death even more heartbreaking.

At the time, Mattie wrote lovingly about the pair's meeting, period of dating, proposal, and wedding. He asked me out and I said no, but he didn't give up. Tammy Meade, an assistant DA, said her colleague "was an old-school Southern gentleman, happy all the time, a good lawyer, a good person to be around". "Three months later, I finally relented, so he drove nearly four hours just for dinner, and we've talked every day since". They shared a "surprise" first dance - a two-step swing dance - to her father's first radio single, "Blue Blooded Woman".

Jackson's post didn't offer details as to what Selecman was doing in the West Palm Beach area but said, "the Jackson and Selecman families ask for - and appreciate - prayers during this hard time". He was scheduled to perform in both North and SC this week and weekend, but those shows have been canceled due to Hurricane Florence.

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