Zuri Craig, who was a frequent collaborator on Tyler Perry projects and a finalist on a previous season of America’s Got Talent, has died at the age of 44.
According to Deadline, the news was confirmed by Craig’s family that he had died on Friday (Oct. 21).
“It is with profound sadness that we announce the transition of our beloved son, brother and friend, Zuri Craig. We thank you in advance for your prayers. Please honor our privacy at this unimaginable time of mourning,” a statement read on the entertainer’s website.
He is also a member of the Craig Lewis band.
Craig has worked on Tyler Perry’s Madea Big Happy Family, Madea Gets a Job and A Madea Christmas. Back in 2015 he finished fifth overall on the reality television show America’s Got Talent.
A cause of death has yet to be released.