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Jackson son-in-law dies following boating accident

Thursday, September 13, 2018 – Alan Jackson's son-in-law died on Wednesday at 28 following a boating accident.

Ben Selecman, 28 suffered "severe injuries during a boating accident," according to the Nashville District Attorney's Office, where he was an assistant DA.

He was married to Jackson's daughter, Mattie, last October. The two met at a mutual friend's wedding two years ago and reconnected when he spent a summer in Nashville while in law school.

The Davidson Country DA said in a 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."

The accident reportedly happened in early September in West Palm Beach, Fla.

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