Today we regret to report that Corey James Steger, a founding member and former guitarist for Underoath, has died after being involved in a car accident on March 17th 2021.
The news of his passing was confirmed by former bandmate Dallas Taylor (Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster, ex-Underoath), who shared a statement via Instagram which you can read below.
“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 @underoathband 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. 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.”
Steger joined the band in 1998, and featured on their first two albums – 1999’s ‘Act Of Depression’ and 2000’s ‘Cries Of The Past’ – before stepping down in 2001.
Following his departure from Underoath, he provided a few contributions to the bands Encryptor and Royal Anguish in 2003, joined Hand Of Fire in 2010 before leaving in 2015, and contributed to Heirs Of Isildur in 2017.