Yesterday (March 18th) we learned of the death of Corey Steger (guitarist and backing vocalist of Underoath from 1998–2001) following a car accident that occurred the evening of March 17th, as revealed by former Underoath vocalist Dallas Taylor via social media.
Today (March 19th), Underoath reached out through their socials to issue a statement on Corey’s passing, they write, “Yesterday we received news that shook us. Our friend and founding Underoath member Corey Steger died suddenly this week. He was an uncommonly caring person. He was constantly striving to be a better version of himself not just for himself but to be the best example of God’s love to his wife and two children who he loved more than anything. We would not be who we are without him, period. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Godspeed, Corey.”
Taylor’s statement released the evening of March 18th, reads as follows: “I don’t know how to type this. I’m without words. Yesterday 3/17/2021 at around 6:00 p.m. Corey Steger one of the original founding members of Underoath was rear ended in a car wreck, and went home to be with the Lord. Him, and his family have had such an impact during my accident, and recovery.”
You might recall, in August of 2016 Taylor was hospitalized after being involved in a serious ATV accident in which he suffered brain injuries and trauma to his carotid artery.
Taylor’s message continues: “I still remember him washing my hair in ICU just wanting to love on me, and be there for me. He is one of the kindest souls I’ve ever known. I really cannot wrap my head around this, and I don’t even know what to type. I love you Corey you are one of the greatest closest friends I’ve ever known. My heart is completely broken for his wife, kids, and his family if you can please keep them in your prayers.”
Corey Steger contributed to Underoath’s debut album, ‘Act of Depression,’ as well as their sophomore full-length, ‘Cries of the Past.’