Zuri Craig, ‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist, dead at 44
Zuri Craig, performer and ‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist, has died aged 44. Craig’s family confirmed the devastating news in a post shared on Instagram on Sunday.
« It is with deep sadness that we announce the transition of our beloved son, brother and friend, Zuri Craig, » his family shared in a tribute posted on Craig’s official ZoReMi Entertainment page.
They continued, “We thank you in advance for your prayers. Please respect our privacy at this time of unimaginable grief. »
An official cause of death for Craig has yet to be revealed, but according to the post, more information is « coming soon. »
The post was met with condolences and well wishes for the family of Craig, TV personality James Wright Chanel and Y’Anna Crawley leaving behind red heart emojis in the comments.
Gospel singer Le’Andria Johnson shared her own tribute to Craig, along with a photo of the couple, writing, « RIP my love 😢💜 @craigzuri. »
Craig made his debut on « America’s Got Talent » in 2015, alongside his singing partner, Jeffrey Lewis. They wowed the judges and audience with their rendition of James Brown’s « This Is a Man’s World » and went on to earn Michael Bublé’s Gold Buzzer after their electrifying performance of Mary J.’s « I’m Goin’ Down. » .Blige. Although they did not win the top prize in the talent show, they placed 5th overall that season.
Prior to « AGT » stardom, Craig landed jobs in some of Tyler Perry’s Madea plays, including, Madea’s Big Happy Family, Madea gets a job and A Madea Christmas. He even appeared on « Oprah » with Perry in the early 2010s.
As well as lending his talents to the stage, Craig has also worked on podcasts and other theater productions over the years, and was to produce the play, soul foodin Atlanta next month.
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