Craig Adams, the former fitness trainer of singer Beyoncé, has died after a short battle with COVID-19. Adams was also a former bodyguard for Beyonce’s group Destiny’s Child. The fitness trainer was said to be very close with Beyoncé and her family prior to his death. Adams was unvaccinated for the virus.

Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles, first revealed Adams’ death to the public in an Instagram post. Knowles said she was heartbroken about the news and insisted that she thought he was healthy prior to his tragic death. “I am heartbroken this morning. I found out this morning that this amazing human being Craig Adams from Houston passed away last night from Covid. This horrible killer disease attacked his organs, his lungs first made him have kidney failure and as hard as he fought he succumbed to the disease last night. Craig was a fitness trainer and was healthy! This is only the latest of Many friends and family that were lost to Covid. Craig was Beyoncé’s trainer and later security for Destiny’s Child. ! He was like a family member. Such a beautiful human being, kind, loving, and gentle. RIP Craig we love you!”

Beyoncé herself recently addressed her former trainer’s death in an interview with the news station KTRK and reminisced about her friend. “If you knew Craig, he just always had a smile on his face,” she said. “Always was positive. I’ve never heard him say one negative thing about anybody, even when they deserved it. He was just a good, honest guy.”

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