Craig Strickland & Close Friend Heartbreaking Tragic Loss


Craig Strickland  such a sad story, two young men, hunting buddies just embarking on a duck hunting trip, not knowing that this was going to be the last trip that they would ever make, On December 28th, one of the two men, twenty-two-year-old Chase Morland’s body had been found, with his beloved nine-year-old dog called Sam not leaving his side. The other young man, twenty-nine-year-old Country singer Craig Strickland was found dead on Monday, January 4th. Words from his wife Helen Strickland, he can now be at rest with his father in heaven. The sad details surrounding his death was because of hypothermia after the two men braved a brutal winter storm called Goliath. During this unbelievable ordeal, the family stayed hopeful and requested prayers and support.

“It’s more painful for us to think that he could be underwater,” Helen expressed during a Friday interview. “Still, we want that closure in seeing him.”

His now widow, grieving with such pain expressed on Instagram,

“I am so thankful for technology in this moment because I will always have this. I watched this privately prior to walking down the aisle, and so now I want to share this small excerpt with all of you.”

In the clip, Craig pours his heart out to the former Miss Arkansas USA. “There would be times when we’re sitting in our car and stuff, and you don’t notice,” Craig says in the video. “But I’ll look over and be like, ‘This is the person that God has created for me’ and that’s really special to me. And I couldn’t be more lucky.”

His wife thanked their friend for helping her husband produce and edit the special message.

“I will cherish it for ever,” Helen wrote, adding a passage from the Bible that was helping her in her time of grieving. “‘Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Psalms 116:15,’” she shared. “Thank you Lord for sharing #craigstrickland with me. You allowed me to borrow him on this earth, but he was always Yours. I will forever cherish our year of marriage. This was truly the type of man you were and will always be remembered as. I love you Craig Michael.”

Just a sad loss, for his friends, family and loved ones.

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