On Saturday, Craig wrote on Facebook that Nikki was kept on life support for a while because she was an organ donor.
“That shouldn’t be a surprise to us,” he wrote. “Even at the end she is still giving. She was so loved that I know thousands of you will be grieving with us. There are only a few hours left for me to hold her hand and kiss her forehead.”
“The current Covid situation won’t allow the huge service that she deserves, but I would like to offer you the opportunity to honor her,” he continued. “She will be taken to the OR at 3:00 am Central time to give her final gift that will save the lives of strangers.”
He added, “You probably know she practically worshiped Stevie Nicks. Before they begin, they will play ‘Landslide’ for her one last time. If you are able, you can pause at 3:00 wherever you are and listen to it with her. She will know that you’re sharing her farewell. She loved so many of you and I know you loved her too.”
Hours later, Craig took to Facebook again to urge people to take in a dog Nikki had recently rescued, adding, “He needs you and Nikki would be relieved to know she’d succeeded in saving him.”
In addition to Craig, Nikki is survived by her son, Tristen Cole Langley, 22, who auditioned for season 13 of American Idol, and a granddaughter.