Saying Goodbye to Craig Zadan


Jay Baez , Reporter

Florida born native, Craig Zadan, has passed away on Tuesday, August 20th, 2018. The name may not ring a bell to those who initially read it, but Craig Zadan has created many masterpieces like Footloose (1984), The Music Man (2003), Hairspray (2007). The producer created countless movies, TV shows, and musicals, this was his passion and he loved all of those who helped him allow these projects of his to come to life. Many of his close friends and stars who worked closely with him turned to social media to tell the world their condolences of the loss of someone important to them. Mr. Zadan passed away at the age of 69 due to complications after his shoulder replacement surgery.

“Wow so sad to hear about Craig Zadan. He had music and dance in his soul. And when people are dancing and singing the world is a better place. RIP Craig and Cut Loose!” – Kevin Bacon, ¬†August 22nd, 2018.

“I’m absolutely shocked to hear that Craig Zadan has passed away. He dedicated his life to bringing musical theater to the masses and succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. My condolences to his family and his producing partner.” – Rory O’Malley, August 22nd, 2018.

“I am shocked and saddened to hear of Craig Zadan’s passing. We collaborated on several projects… and he was always a joy to work with. His kindness and his creativity will surely be missed.” Barbra Streisand, August 22nd, 2018.