America’s Got Talent (AGT) star and Tyler Perry collaborator Zuri Craig has died at the age of 44, his heartbroken family has revealed.
According to reports, his family confirmed his passing with a post on his official ZoReMi entertainment page on Instagram.
Zuri passed away on October 21, 2022 and there is currently no known cause of his death.
Craig, best known for his time on AGT back in 2015, when he and his singing partner, Jeffrey Lewis impressed the judges and audiences and placed fifth overall in the season.
Craig also starred in Madea’s Big Happy Family,Madea Gets a Job and A Madea Christmas alongside Tyler Perry. He and Lewis even appeared on Oprah in the early 2010s.
He produced the play Soul Food Live, which opens November 20 at Center Stage Theater in Atlanta and posted about the upcoming show on his entertainment Instagram with a link for tickets.
Craig made his debut on America’s Got Talent back in 2015, alongside his singing partner, Jeffrey Lewis.
They impressed the judges and audience with their take on James Brown’s “This Is a Man’s World.”
After posting a cover of “The Brady Bunch” theme song on YouTube in 2008, Craig and his musical partner Jeffrey Lewis caught the attention of director Tyler Perry,
Perry skyrocketed the duo’s career when he invited them to join his stage musical Madea’s Big Happy Family.
Craig’s last acting gig saw him voice the preacher in OurSomewhere Digital Productions’ podcast, The Color Purple Audio Experience: A Benefit for Black Women, which premiered on November 26 in 2021.
On Sunday, October 23, 2022, Craig’s family confirmed his passing with a tribute post on Zuri’s official ZoReMi Entertainment page.
“It is with profound sadness that we announce the transition of our beloved son, brother and friend, Zuri Craig,” said the statement.
“We thank you in advance for your prayers. Please honor our privacy at this unimaginable time of mourning.”