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Beyoncé's Former Trainer & Destiny's Child Bodyguard Craig Adams Dies After COVID-19 Battle

Aug. 12 2021, Published 12:33 p.m. ET

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Craig Adams, the former trainer for Beyoncé and bodyguard for Destiny's Child, has tragically died after battling COVID-19.

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According to Beyoncé's mom, Tina Knowles, the famed Houston fitness coach lost his battle with the virus on Tuesday, August 10, after suffering kidney failure. Knowles took to social media one day after Adams died to share the distressing news.

"I am heartbroken this morning [Wednesday]. I found out this morning that this amazing human being Craig Adams from Houston passed away last night from Covid," the Grammy-Award winner's mom said of the beloved bodyguard — who took care of the Destiny's child crew, which consisted of Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams.

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Alongside a photo of Adams smiling, Knowles told her 3.1 million Instagram followers that the "horrible killer disease attacked his organs." The damage done to his lungs "made him have kidney failure," she disclosed. "As hard as he fought, he succumbed to the disease last night."

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The 67-year-old pointed out Adams was healthy — given that he was a fitness trainer — and "is only the latest of Many friends and family that were lost to Covid."

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Between making sure Beyoncé maintained her infamous curves and looking after the popular girl group, the "Crazy In Love" songstress' mama said Adams "was like a family member," adding that he was "Such a beautiful human being , kind , loving, and gentle."

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"RIP Craig we love you!🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽❤️❤️❤️💔💔," Knowles concluded.

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Beyoncé, Rowland and Williams have yet to address the loss of their longtime bodyguard, but fans have since sent the Knowles family well wishes.

"May he rest peacefully. I'm sorry for your family's loss, Mrs Tina," one user commented on Knowles' post. "My condolences and prayers to the family 🙏🏾," another wrote as a third added: "Condolences to you and the Destiny's Child family."

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Knowles also addressed Adams' sudden death during an interview with ABC13's Melanie Lawson, recalling how the late fitness coach "always had a smile on his face."

"I've never heard him say one negative thing about anybody, even when they deserved it. He was just a good, honest guy," she said.

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