Who Was Zuri Craig?
Zuri Craig might best be known for his time on ‘AGT’ back in 2015, when he and his singing partner, Jeffrey Lewis, cleaned up that season by impressing the judges and audiences alike.
They first knocked it out of the park by crooning to James Brown’s ‘This Is a Man’s World,’ and later got a gold buzzer from Michael Buble after tackling Mary J. Blige’s “I’m Goin’ Down.” They went pretty far, but in the end … placed 5th overall, despite a helluva run.
Even before that, though, Craig was already rubbing shoulders with some Hollywood heavyweights — including TP, who noticed him and Lewis from YouTube covers they were doing as early as ’09. This landed Craig a job on some of Tyler’s ‘Madea’ plays.
He has starred in/worked on a few … “Madea’s Big Happy Family,” “Madea Gets a Job” and “A Madea Christmas.” He and Lewis even appeared on ‘Oprah’ in the early 2010s.
He’s also worked on podcasts and other shows over the years — and was even set to produce a live production in Atlanta, ‘Soul Food Live,’ starting next month … with ads already being made and the cast already chosen. Zuri was 44.
How Old was Zuri Craig?
Zuri was 44 years old at the time of his death.
Zuri Craig Cause of Death
On Sunday, his family confirmed his death via his ZoReMi Entertainment page. Their note included that his death took place on Friday. His family confirmed his passing Sunday, throwing up a tribute that read; “It is with profound sadness that we announce the transition of our beloved son, brother and friend, Zuri Craig.”
They continued … “We thank you in advance for your prayers. Please honor our privacy at this unimaginable time of mourning.” They note he died on Friday — a cause of death has yet to be released, but more info seems to be forthcoming.
Who is Zuri Craig’s Partner?
Craig wowed audiences during his successful stint on AGT in 2015, the outlet said. He and his partner Jeffrey Lewis showed off their impressive vocals with James Brown’s soul hit This Is a Man’s World.
Later, they earned the praise of host Michael Buble for their pitch-perfect rendition of I’m Goin Down in the style of Mary J. Blige. Though they went far and proved to be both crowd and judge favorites, they placed 5th in their season, TMZ reported.