Autopsy Results Confirm Craig Morgan's Son Jerry Greer Died From Drowning

Jerry Greer, Craig Morgan

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The autopsy results regarding country music singer Craig Morgan‘s son’s death have been released.

E! News can confirm 19-year-old Jerry Greer died from drowning in July after a tubing accident on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee.

The Humphreys County Assistant Medical Examiner ruled the death as accidental. The toxicology report, obtained by The Tennessean, shows that Greer tested positive for marijuana at the time of his death and had a low level of alcohol in his system.

According to reports at the time, Greer had been riding on an inner tube with another man when the tube flipped, and he never resurfaced. 

He was reported missing that evening, and a fleet of emergency responders found his body the next day, still wearing a life jacket.

Morgan took to social media to address his son’s death a few days after his funeral service in Nashville on July 16.

“The loss of our son Jerry is the hardest thing we have ever had to endure as a family,” he began on Instagram. “Karen [Greer] and I are so grateful for all of the wonderful people who have shown us unwavering support during this difficult time.”

He continued, “There are too many to name here, but we are especially thankful for the Humphreys County Sheriff and Fire Departments, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and all the additional agencies and volunteers who turned out to bring our son home. We would also like to thank our friends, family members, and Jerry’s friends who have all shown us an immense amount of love and support. Additionally, we cannot thank the music and outdoor communities enough for wrapping their arms around us, as well as our industry friends, fans, and all those that loved our son.”

Morgan concluded with some optimistic thoughts about the legacy of his child’s memory. “We are blessed by the outpouring of prayers and condolences from across the world. Jerry may be gone from this earth, and we will miss him every day, but his spirit will live on in our hearts. We will find peace knowing that God has a bigger plan, and that one day, we’ll be reunited with him again in Heaven.”


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