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Jamie Foxx Mourns 'Beat Shazam' Contestant Who Died 2 Weeks after Taping

Monica Otayza
Jun 14, 2019
08:37 A.M.
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 A man that was part of the winning team of one of the recent "Beat Shazam" episodes passed away just two weeks after filming. 


At age 49, Alan Smith died in February. He was a part of the group "Sensational Soul Cruisers," which sings classic Motown songs in the Jersey Shore area. 


Smith and his fellow bandmember Taj Jay won $260,000 on the show and reminisced about the best parts of their career. 

A Sudden End

Sadly, Jamie Foxx, the host of the show, revealed that Alan had passed away in February and that the show was extremely lucky to have been in his presence. 

"For those of you who watched tonight's episode, as you may have seen, Alan is no longer with us. We are thankful we met this wonderful spirit. He came to our show, shared his light and we are deeply saddened. Praying for Taheem, his family and sending our condolences."


It came as a shock to many that when the episode with Alan in it aired, he had already passed away. The Sensational Soul Cruisers used their official Instagram page to announce that the "Beat Shazam" episode was Smith's final curtain call. 

A Final Curtain Call

"In late January 2019 Alan and Taj had the good fortune of flying to California representing the Soul Cruisers family with their appearance on the Fox television show Beat Shazam, that show which was taped only two weeks before Alan's untimely passing, will air tonight Monday June 10 at 8 PM on Fox. Please join us all as we laugh, cry and cheer on Alan's final curtain call. We miss you so."


"Beat Shazam" has had a couple of mishaps with their guests recently, another one being with Demi Lovato. Unfortunately for Fox and Foxx, they had to cancel Demi Lovato's episode after she allegedly underwent a drug overdose. 

An Unforeseen Incident

Last year, the singer was found unconscious in her house due to an apparent overdose. In a statement, Fox revealed that the previously scheduled episode had to be canceled and will be replaced with a new "Beat Shazam" episode entirely. 


"Tonight’s previously scheduled episode of Beat Shazam featured a guest appearance by Demi Lovato. In light of recent reports, we have decided to replace the episode of Beat Shazam with another all-new episode."

Of course, the company made sure to say that their thoughts are with Demi and the rest of the Lovato family. 


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