Zuri Craig, the other half of The Craig Lewis Band and noted for appearing in the finals of Season 10 of “America’s Got Talent,” has died. He was 44 years old at the time.
Craig died on October 21, according to a notice published by his pals on the official Instagram sites of both his band and ZoReMi Entertainment. They delivered the tragic news alongside composite photographs of his performances throughout his career.
“It is with profound sadness that we announce the transition of our beloved son, brother and friend, Zuri Craig,” they wrote, withholding Craig’s cause of death. “We thank you in advance for your prayers. Please honor our privacy during this unimaginable time of mourning.”
Craig and his singing partner, Jeffrey Lewis, were one of the lucky few to have received the golden buzzer on “America’s Got Talent.” During their audition, they performed a mindblowing rendition of Mary J. Blige’s “I’m Goin’ Down.” The duo also impressed audiences and judges with a cover of James Brown’s “This Is A Man’s World,” but in the end, they finished in fifth place. “AGT” was not Craig’s only notable project, though. The singer also collaborated with renowned director Tyler Perry.
Gospel singer Le’Andria Johnson shared her own tribute to Craig, along with a photo of the pair, writing, “R.I.P. my love 😢💜 @craigzuri.”