America’s Got Talent’s singer Zuri Craig died at age 44

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Craig participated in America's Got Talent in 2015 with his singing partner Jeffrey Lewis.

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The pair surprised the judges by auditioning for James Brown's This Is a Man's World.

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Zuri Craig starred in some of Tyler Perry's 'Madea' plays.

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In a statement on Instagram, his family wrote: ' It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and friend Zuri Craig.

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They further said, 'We are extremely grateful to you for your prayers.

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We ask that you please respect our privacy during this time of unimaginable bereavement.

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Craig was scheduled to launch Soul Food Live, a live production, in Atlanta next month.

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