The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office has released Craig Strickland’s autopsy report, nearly three months after his death.
E! News obtained a copy of the report, which lists the country singer’s cause of death as hypothermia, and rules his passing an accident.
The 29-year-old was on a duck hunting trip in Oklahoma with friend Chase Morland when they got caught in a storm. Chase’s body was found first, followed by Craig’s about a week later.
Craig's wife Helen tweeted at the time, #"CraigStrickland was found today. He is safe with his Father in Heaven. Thank you Lord for leading us to him today. I will praise you, Amen.."
She also revealed on Instagram that she believed hypothermia was the cause. "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. #craigstrickland."
This week, Helen shared a photo of herself at Craig's gravesite.
"I know you have your problems, cause everybody's got 'em. If you get lost in your sorrows, then you could hit rock bottom. But if you smile in the face of [tribulation], and you learn to pray when you wanna complain, stand up straight when the Earth is shaking, and just keep breathing when you feel afraid... - Oh, don't you know - Those problems you're worried about, they can't keep you from living right now. When you shake ‘em off and lay ‘em down, down, down at the cross where your freedom's found. Oh you can stand up no matter what, march on when times are tough, be strong and don't give up. All you need now is to shake ‘em off and lay ‘em down at the cross where your freedom's found." - @sanctusreal "Lay it Down" ❤️ #loveandstrengthinChrist #loveyouall #craigstrickland