The late country singer's band, Backroad Anthem, released his final music video for their song "Torn" on Tuesday. The video was shot last year, the band explained on their Facebook page.
"We wanted to finally release the video and share with everyone so you could have a chance to see Craig doing what he loved," the post reads. "We are so proud of how it turned out, and we know Craig was too."
Last year we shot a music video for our song, Torn. We wanted to finally release the video and share with everyone so you could have a chance to see Craig doing what he loved. We are so proud of how it turned out, and we know Craig was too
Backroad Anthem's manager, Peter Hartung, also took to Facebook on Tuesday to share a few words about 29-year-old Strickland, whose body was found on Monday morning next to Kaw Lake in Kay County, Oklahoma.
"Craig was the epitome of the kind of person you love to be around; positive, funny, charismatic, enthusiastic, and ridiculously inspired by what was in the future of his band," Hartung wrote. " ... We will miss him so much and think about him forever. Rest in peace my friend, so glad you came into my life and so sad it was for so short of a time. Your voice will sing in my heart forever."
Meanwhile, Strickland's wife, Helen Elizabeth Strickland, is staying as positive as she can during the tragedy. On Tuesday night she shared that she went to Chase Morland's visitation -- Strickland's 22-year-old friend who also died after the two embarked on a duck hunting trip late last month -- and brought along Strickland's dog, Sam, who survived.
"We had the opportunity to go to Chase Morland's visitation tonight," Helen Instagrammed alongside a photo of herself smiling. “He was so loved by so many people. It was encouraging to be around his wonderful friends and family. Sam was also invited ❤ He has truly been a comfort to all of us. We are so thankful the Lord blessed us with such an extraordinary pup."
On Wednesday, more details about Strickland's death were released by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP). Strickland's body was found by a member of the OHP Marine Enforcement Section who was on foot on Monday, and the body was recovered in "thick tree and brush" that made Strickland difficult to locate because of the camouflage hunting gear he was wearing, ET learned.
The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office has yet to determine the cause of Strickland's death. However, there is no indication of drug or alcohol use and they do not suspect foul play.
Helen shared in an earlier Instagram post that she believes he died of hypothermia.
"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," she wrote on Monday alongside a heartbreaking photo of the two together. "He experienced no pain in his final moments and simply felt like he was falling asleep."
"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," she added. "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."