In 2008, Zuri Craig and her music partner Jeffrey Lewis were tapped by director Tyler Perry to collaborate on some projects after seeing their version of the theme song “The Brady Bunch”. According to The Wrap, Perry helped Craig Lewis’ band reach new audiences by inviting them to join his stage musical, “Madea’s Big Happy Family.” entertainment weekly He also noted that Craig was a part of “A Madea Christmas” and “Madea Gets a Job.”
Craig’s hard work did not go unnoticed. As news of his death spread, fans took to Twitter to pay tribute to the star. “Zuri Craig’s death hits differently when you grew up with Madea plays,” a fan tweeted. “Brother. It just can’t be. May your powerful voice, from your rasp to your falsetto, REST IN HEAVEN. #zuricraig #foreverzuricraig,” wrote other. “#MadeasBigHappyFamily was an incredibly fun skit and one of my many favorites. This skit featured the incredible voice and talent of #ZuriCraig. The entire cast was phenomenal. He will be truly missed.” tweeted Another devastated fan.
A creative soul through and through, Craig had been involved in a list of projects over the years, including podcasts and stage productions. By TV linehe was even set to produce a live production in Atlanta called “Soul Food Live” beginning in November.
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