Alan Jackson’s Son-in-Law Ben Selecman Dies From Injuries After Boating Accident

Alan Jackson’s Son-in-Law Ben Selecman Dies From Injuries After Boating Accident

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

WSMV-TV reporter Jimmy Carter reported the news via Facebook.

The Davidson Country DA issued the following statement: “The District Attorney’s Office is saddened to announce the passing of Assistant DA Ben Selecman. General Selecman suffered severe injuries during a boating accident and passed away on September 12. He was 28-years-old. District Attorney Glenn Funk said the DA’s Office is thankful for every day that Ben had the opportunity to serve the people of Davidson County. Our prayers are with Ben’s family. He will be truly missed.”

Ben married Alan’s oldest daughter, Mattie, in October 2017.

The wedding was chronicled by Southern Bride, with Mattie telling the outlet: “Ben will tell you we first met at a mutual friend’s wedding, but I just remember dancing with a cute guy and never thinking about him after. We reconnected 2 years later while he spent a summer clerking for a judge in Nashville during law school. He asked me out and I said no, but he didn’t give up. Three months later, he called. I finally relented, so he drove almost 4 hours just for dinner and we’ve talked every day since. He pursued me until I finally saw the handsome, outgoing, Godly guy I needed. 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.”

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Alan Jackson’s official website posted news of Ben’s death, saying, in part: “Samuel Benton ‘Ben’ Selecman—husband of Mattie Jackson Selecman, son-in-law of country artist Alan Jackson—died unexpectedly Wednesday, September 12, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Selecman, a Nashville resident, had recently suffered severe traumatic head injuries in a fall. He was 28 years old.”

The Tennessean is reporting that “Ben Selecman suffered severe injuries after falling while helping a woman onto a boat in Florida.”

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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