Craig Strickland’s autopsy report has been made public and his cause of death has been revealed.
According People.com, the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s office determined that Strickland died from hypothermia. The death has also been ruled an accident, according to the office.
Strickland, 29, was found dead on Monday, January 4 after embarking on a hunting trip with his friend Chase Morland on Sunday, December 27. The pair’s boat was found capsized a day later and Morland’s body was discovered shortly after. After a week of searching, rescuers found Strickland’s body on the shoreline of Kaw Lake, north of where his boat capsized.
Strickland, who was a member of the band Backroad Anthem, was laid to rest in Arkansas on January 12.
The remaining band members, Toby Freeman, Eric Dysart, Josh Bryant, Brandon Robold, Isaac Senty, are moving forward as a group because they know that’s what Strickland would have wanted.
“When all this happened, we knew the best way we could honor Craig and this legacy in this band was to move forward and continue,” Robold recently told Sounds Like Nashville. “This was Craig’s baby; he started it and kind of built it from the foundation and it was his idea to begin with. So, he would kick us on our tails if we decided not to go on and move forward.”