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Body of missing Backroad Anthem singer Craig Strickland found in Oklahoma lake

The body of country singer Craig Strickland, who had been missing for more than a week after going duck hunting, was found by authorities on Monday.

Strickland, 29, a vocalist in the country group Backroad Anthem, was found dead at a lake in northern Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed to NBC affiliate KFOR.

The singer's wife, Helen, who had asked fans for prayers during his disappearance, also tweeted that his body had been found, adding Craig was now "safe with his Father in Heaven."

A few days after Christmas, Strickland went on a duck hunting trip with friend Chase Morland, 22, in the midst of deadly winter storms.

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Morland's body was discovered a week ago in Kaw Lake, some 90 miles north of Tulsa. Authorities said their boat capsized, according to KFOR.

Before the two set out, Morland posted an ominous tweet mentioning the powerful winter storm tearing through Oklahoma, dubbed "Goliath" in the press.

At the time of his initial disappearance, Strickland's father, Randy, wrote that the family was "devastated," while Backround Anthem members pleaded for prayers for his return.

Reps for the singer told TODAY they were preparing a statement.

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