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“America’s Got Talent” singer Zuri Craig dies at 44

Zuri Craig, a singer who appeared in season 10 of America’s Got Talent , died on Friday. He was 44 years old.

“It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and friend Zuri Craig,” the singer’s family wrote on his Instagram page. “Thank you in advance for your prayers. Please respect our privacy at this unimaginable time of mourning.”

As of Sunday, a cause of death had not been announced.

Craig was part of an Atlanta-based singing duo called The CraigLewis Band. In 2015, he competed in the talent show alongside his partner Jeffrey Lewis, where they ultimately placed fifth overall. The duo turned heads as they hummed James Brown’s “This Is a Man’s World,” and later received a Gold Buzzer from Michael Bublé after delivering an impressive performance of Mary J. Blige’s “I’m Goin’ Down.” would have.

Before he met her AGT On stage, Tyler Perry discovered Craig singing cover songs on YouTube and hired him for plays and films such as Madea’s big happy family, Madea gets a job and A Madea Christmas.

The CraigLewis Band also performed oprah in 2010 and followed it up with a spot-on The Mo’Nique Show the year after. Craig was also slated to produce a live production titled Soul Food Live in Atlanta beginning in November. “America’s Got Talent” singer Zuri Craig dies at 44

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