Craig Strickland's Wife Shares Heartbreaking Details About His Death

This is heartbreaking. Country singer Craig Strickland's body was found, after he went missing just over a week ago. His wife, Helen Strickland, shared a moving post on Monday, January 4, revealing the details of his death.


Along with the update, Helen posted this sweet photo of the two of them in an embrace.


She wrote:

Craig was found today. We can finally rest knowing that he is at Home in Heaven with his Father. The night of the accident he had fought his way out of the water and up a hill before the stages of hypothermia set in. He experienced no pain in his final moments and simply felt like he was falling asleep. They found him lying in the shape of a cross looking up to his Father. Thank you to every single person who prayed for him and our family during this time. There was not a more peaceful way for him to go into the arms of our Lord, and I know your prayers had a role in making that happen. I know he saw Jesus at that moment when he laid down and walked arm in arm with Him into a better Everlasting Life. I love you with all my heart Craig Michael.

Break our hearts! Craig was just 29 years old, and an up-and-comer on the country music scene. His band, Backroad Anthem, has opened for Toby Keith, the Eli Young Band, and Dierks Bentley.

Strickland was on a duck-hunting trip with his friend Chase Morland in the days after Christmas. Morland was found dead two days after they headed out, and Craig was missing for a week. It looks like their boat capsized in winter storm Goliath, which the Weather Channel called the deadliest storm system of 2015.

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I can't even imagine what this family is going through right now. Even though it's not the outcome they were praying for, I hope that they at least have a sense of peace knowing what happened, and that he didn't experience any pain. 

It's obvious that he will be missed, and well remembered. Our prayers are with the family.


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