Late country star Craig Strickland’s pet companion to the end dies

The dog which spent a week lying by Backroad Anthem singer Craig Strickland’s body for a week following his death on a hunting trip at the end of 2015 has died.
Sam passed away on Sunday night (21July 21).
“With great sadness, Craig’s beloved dog, Sam, has passed away!” a statement from the Craig Strickland Foundation reads. “As you remember, Sam was with Craig and his friend Chase, during their tragic accident. Sam lived, and was found next to Chase by the game warden and sheriff’s deputy. Sam was a loving, faithful, companion and our family dog!”
Strickland’s death was ruled an accident and the cause of death listed as hypothermia.